Can a blog save lives?

I made this page as my “book of wins” so I can come to it in moments of distress, grief, or frustration and remind myself why I do what I do. Because sometimes I lose someone close enough that I question myself or feel what I do doesn’t matter worth squat.

After losing my son, Charles, to suicide, I decided to use digital marketing skills I once used to get plumbers more leads online to reach those googling ways to die. As far as I know, I’m the only one in the world, or at least the first one, doing this work successfully. This is an innovative intervention practice based on content marketing concepts that have shown remarkable results for saving lives by making a personal digital connection. This is not AI but more like internet empathy.

This is the SEO strategy I used to intercept people who were feeling at their worst. I really just want people to know that in a vast and uncaring world, someone does care. And someone is willing to listen.

These are comments I’ve gotten from several articles, many of which relate to a specific way to kill oneself. I do not provide directions but resources. Over 30 articles rank worldwide.

Tiffany was a 7th grader at this time.
suicide prevention speaker
preventing suicide through social media

“Doing better” messages

These comments are from people who were in a very dark place, looking up a way to kill themselves and years later come back to say they are doing better. I so appreciate these status updates.

mental health speaker turns grief into action
Comment from YouTube. An update from a teen who was suicidal the year before.
After a year, this young lady came back to update me on her progress.
“perfection steals some my identity as a person”

Messages that validates that reaching out can work

Young man decides not to fill an oxycodone prescription after finding out it can be addictive

My friend, Don, tweeted this post. A teen saw it and told his oral surgeon he didn’t want opiate painkillers after his wisdom teen removal

Here are some blog posts from people who have searched online and found this blog: