How to offer support to someone who survives a suicide attempt, without saying a thing.
We may not be looking forward to a new year — or we are looking forward with trepidation. Can we enter the new year with resilience?
How truly remarkable to say “no” one week and come back the next and say “yes, but in the way I can.”
Since we’ve made it this far, how can we make the next months of 2021 marginally better, at least on an individual level?
When those we love may not feel seen, heard, witnessed, how can we offer a foot rub for the soul, a fire escape for the weight of living?
What’s to make of our purchases? Are our shopping habits a form of retail therapy? Are we trying to make ourselves feel better by shopping? Is that a good idea?
Avoiding talk about death doesn’t mean that kids don’t know about death. Talking about it assures kids can understand that death is a part of life.
Can an online substance use program help you?
We’re managing too much: We are doing all the “regular parenting” we had to do before, and are now also responsible for so much more.
As I write this piece, I’m 32 years out from losing my father to suicide. I am also on the cusp of turning the age he was when he died. I’ve been waiting for this year a long time.