Tag Archives: suicide

The “Blues” or Something More

This week, I have had lots of people reach out to me and ask: how do you know if you are depressed or maybe just have the blues? Let me first say that I am not a doctor. If you … Continue reading

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Earlier this year when I first started to blog about my experience with depression, a friend reached out to me. She was sick and I could tell. She had sought counseling and while it was helping, it wasn’t completely fixing … Continue reading

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Eulogize Me Now

Weird, I know..but I often wonder how others would eulogize me at my funeral. What would people say of me, and the life that I lived? Would they speak of the things that I contributed to the world, or the … Continue reading

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By: Diane Manwill, EDM is the Senior Associate for Mental Health Services to the Armed Forces, American Red Cross Since the beginning of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, Robin Williams has been entertaining our troops. When he chose to end … Continue reading

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What Is The You Matter Campaign?

One of the biggest challenges in my life is finding my own sense of worth. Sure, the roles that I fulfill within our military community are important. But those are just pieces of me, just actions that I perform. Up … Continue reading

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Falling Short- #CrushtheStigma

By: Liz Snell, Founder of Military Spouses of Strength Thirteen years of war, thirteen years of deployments and the cycles of emotions that come with. One –hundred fifty-six months of anxiety, detaching emotionally, finding independence and then having to fit … Continue reading

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Difficult Conversations

Crying my Mom asked me why I didn’t tell her that I suicidal in 2007.  The truth was I was ashamed. Ashamed that I wasn’t the person that I portrayed myself to be to others, ashamed that I wasn’t who … Continue reading

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