Talking About Suicide

Because it's not a taboo

Month: January 2013

Talking with Michael Woods

“It happens to the best of us.” Michael Woods couldn’t have put it more clearly. Michael is studying for his master’s degree in rehab counseling, working for an independent living organization in Montana, getting ready for marriage and trying to reassure his family that he’s doing the right thing by buying a home. He’s 23, […]

Featured on Mad in America

I don’t quite know the protocol in the mirror-world of social media, so I hope it’s not going too far to point out a blog that points out a blog. The well-curated Mad in America site, founded by journalist and “Mad in America” author Robert Whitaker, has a guest post by suicidologist and attempt survivor […]

Speaking from anonymity

The new blog on attempt survivors at the American Association of Suicidology website has been updated with a post by someone I’ve never featured: an anonymous person. Talking About Suicide is dedicated to people who speak openly, but the AAS blog will at times include the voices of people who can’t come out to family, […]

Reading about Brad Warner

Author Brad Warner, a Buddhist and the founder of the Hardcore Zen blog, has written a post about “the Buddhist view on suicide” and his own attempt: That day changed me forever. I decided to live. But I also decided I was no longer bound to anything that came before that day. I decided that […]

New: A blog for suicide attempt survivors

I’m happy to share a new blog for suicide attempt survivors. It’s the most outspoken embrace of people like us by a national group that I’ve seen so far. I’d better add that I’m editing the blog, but it’s still the first time I’ve seen an organization say, “Let’s reach out to these guys” and […]