When I saw this at the Overnight Walk in Washington DC it was like it was made for this project. The luminaries are all about honoring the life and struggles of those who have died by suicide
You don’t “get over” the loss of a child, or any other un-timely loss. You simply get used to living with grief by incorporating it into your life.
This is part of my crew at Midnight Snack?mile 10.1 at the Overnight Walk. The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention Overnight Walk is a 16 mile trek through a city in support of suicide
My sister-in-law?s sister sent me this. It was taken in Florida at my in-law?s condo. That was where Charles went with his grandparents a few hours before going to detox as a result of opiate withdrawal. At that point, none of us knew he was addicted to heroin. So you can imagine the shock
I wanted someone to ask me. I wanted someone, anyone, to stop me.
You didn’t ask. Probably because you didn’t know to ask. I wanted you to come get me. Save me from myself.
I know I didn’t say it. I know you didn’t know where I was.
Why didn?t I ask you? Why didn?t
I’m mobilizing the Emotionally Naked members so we can work together more effectively– reach more people, save more lives and erase stigma. Your sharing thus far has done just that and this site has had 200,000 visitors since February 1, 2016.
There are simple things you can do to
There are days I feel empty.
When nothing fills the hollow,
Erases the longing,
Or soothes the dull ache.
It doesn’t last as long.
Or feel as acute as it did.
But it still hurts.
Feels very surreal.
It hangs on my heart like a weight.
Before it melts away.
It’s grief reminding me,
I still love
This is a phone call between a school administrator and a mom.
This happened just months ago to a friend. This is the kind of thing you run into when you have a child that suffers mental illness or addiction. The very people you expect to be on your side, are not. The people you expect to be reasonable
When you lose a child, it changes you forever. And although time doesn’t heal, it does help.
Tears of agony become tears of remembrance.
Agony becomes ache.
A hole in the heart becomes a wound with scar tissue.
Denial turns into acceptance.
Dear Orthopedic Surgeons,
How many news reports, stories of overdoses do you need before you stop prescribing one and two months of highly addictive opiates? Do you orthos live under a rock? Have you seen the news? Eighty percent of the global opioid supply is consumed in the United States. That?s