What Some People Say About Those Who Die by Suicide

The fact that people die by suicide has been around for hundreds of year.  I am going to focus on the present times with this article and what comments are said or heard after a suicide death has occurred; especially if you are on the receiving end of those comments. It was their time to […]

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Children and Suicide

Children and suicide is a fact more so now than ever before.  As a grief counsellor, I have parents come for counselling; more often it is the moms.  A child can be any age, but for this article I am referring to younger, school aged children. The questions are numerous and I do not have […]

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Children and Thoughts of Suicide Part 2

As discussed in a prior article part 1, children do have thoughts of suicide and DO act upon those thoughts. What do you need to pay attention to? How do children know about suicide? What can YOU do? What do you need to pay attention to is a big question and depends on different variables […]

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Children and Thoughts of Suicide

Children and thoughts of suicide is a topic many, including myself, find disturbing. You may ask yourself “Why would a child have thoughts of suicide”? Are there no support systems? Where are the parents? There is never a shortage of questions. I do not have all of the answers. At this time I am sharing […]

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“WAKEUP Call”…Why Did You Say That?

I am amazed at the insensitivity of some people when death and loss occur.  Do people think before they speak?  I am going to presume people do not know what they do not know and offer a wakeup call. Suicide death brings with it different problems than those related to death by illness, accident and […]

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The “Soul” of YOU After a Suicide Death

  I have heard and read many stories about what happens to the soul of YOU after a suicide death.  Obviously, I do not have the true answer but there are some people who say they do or have some idea of what happens with the soul of You after death by suicide. Religious, spiritual […]

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Why Suicide was Chosen as an Option?

  This is a question pondered by many survivors of suicide loss.  Some people who die by suicide leave a note, but does the note explain all of what lead up to the final decision?  Compounded, complicated and often difficult life experiences can overwhelm many of us; perhaps for a person who dies by suicide, […]

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Suicide Concepts & Terminology

When suicide touches close to home or you are in a position to help someone who is contemplating suicide understanding a few terms and concepts will benefit you. Committed suicide: It is common to say “you commit a robbery” or “commit a murder”.  The word “committed” reinforces the stigma associated with suicide.  When you look […]

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Suicide Facts and Introduction

Suicide has been a part of life for many years.  History books, newspapers, and now social media sites all talk about suicide.  Suicide touches people in all areas of life.  No social economical, sexual, educational or age boundaries exist when it dealing with those affected by suicide. Some focuses associated with “suicide” can be; Family […]

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