Tom Love tells the story of his sister’s suicide

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Tom Love talks about his family history that included a custody battle after a bitter divorce, his sister who suffered sexual abuse, later used drugs to numb the pain and died by suicide and  his own struggles with depression and his suicide attempts.

When a child suffers trauma like Tom experienced during the years when the brain was still developing, it can have serious repercussions. Tom’s story illustrates how complex family issues and making kids pawns in divorce causes trauma that can often lead to depression, struggles with … Read more...

I almost took my own life-the aftermath

by Tammie Ozolins

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It remember it so clearly. It was during my college years and I had been out drinking with my friends, a weekend routine back then. I ended up feeling very depressed. I had been on an antidepressant but I still drank and my boyfriend and I got into a fight that night.

I cannot remember what it was about but I remember feeling like I had had enough. I didn’t like myself back then. In my eyes, nothing was right–not my hair, my body or my intelligence.  In my eyes I had … Read more...