So I’m turning 29: World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

Originally posted on Facebook on August 31, 2018.  Hi guys. Somehow I've made it through another year, and I lived to tell the tale. Turning 29 feels old because I'm still young inside. It's kind of like the end of the book "Fog Magic" when Greta tells her father she thinks getting older is like … Continue reading So I’m turning 29: World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

#IWasMadeFor: World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

Originally posted on Facebook on Sept. 11, 2017.  Hello friends. So this week is Suicide Prevention Week, which started with World Suicide Prevention Day yesterday. I speak out about this because I don't want anyone else to feel alone like I did. People are always surprised when they find out. "You seem so happy all … Continue reading #IWasMadeFor: World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

So I’m turning 28. | Donating my birthday to TWLOHA

  Here’s a little secret most people don’t know about me. I can’t even count the number of times I almost died. This is not an exaggeration. People ask me, how could you want to just end everything? You have your whole life ahead of you, you’re good at writing, and you’re so happy all … Continue reading So I’m turning 28. | Donating my birthday to TWLOHA

Why I Kept Living: World Suicide Prevention Day 2016

Originally posted on Facebook on Sept. 10, 2016.  It's been almost one year since the last time I wanted to die. It's morbid, yes, but today is World Suicide Prevention Day and so far, I have kept living. I was 14 when it happened the first time. Winter has always felt like death to me, … Continue reading Why I Kept Living: World Suicide Prevention Day 2016

A Poem for Mike

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, and this... this is for Mike. Mike was another homeschool alum like me. He was a college classmate and my friend. I want so much for the homeschool community to recognize that we have pain and problems also. Not just public school kids. I want people like Mike to … Continue reading A Poem for Mike