Talking About Suicide

Because it's not a taboo

Month: June 2013

Talking with Linda Fuglestad

The road to talking with Linda Fuglestad started with the National Empowerment Center, which offers a directory of the dozen or so peer-run crisis services across the country. Linda was among the people at the crisis centers who responded to a hello. Cheerful and articulate, with a Vermont home that’s often full of family, she […]

Talking with Charlotte Claire

Charlotte Claire wrote to me from Australia, where she’s working on a number of one-woman projects to help others who’ve been suicidal, including the intriguing idea for what she calls a “suicide midwife.” She explains below. If you plan on going to the Burning Man festival this year, you might see her performing. Here, she […]

Talking with CW Tillman

Coming across CW Tillman a couple of years ago was a breakthrough. I had decided to stop keeping my own experience a secret and be open, but I was surprised to find no resources out there for people like myself. A researcher finally mentioned that an upcoming conference of the American Association of Suicidology would […]

On the BBC

We were just featured on the BBC’s “World Have Your Say” in a discussion of suicide attempts. If you’re here because of that show, let me also point you to a larger site I edit on the same topic, What Happens Now? It’s for the American Association of Suicidology. Listeners also heard about the Live […]

Talking with Sue Martin

“I loaded the rifle and shot, at nothing in particular, out across the lake. Then I went back up to the lakehouse.” A young Sue Martin then turned the gun on herself. Many years later, after blinding herself in her attempt, she finally decided to tell her story. She posted the chapters on her blog, […]