Talking About Suicide

Because it's not a taboo

Month: September 2013

Talking with Taryn Aiken

I came across Taryn Aiken in a news story about her and her public speaking partner, 16-year-old Tanner Kirk. Tanner is physically limited by an attempt of his own a few years ago, and in the past year he lost his brother to suicide. Taryn has been surprised by what some people have told him: […]

Talking with Steve Harrington

Steve Harrington didn’t decide to come out about his depression. The local newspaper did it for him. “I was living in a small community at the time I went to the psych unit, and it was actually on the front page of the newspaper,” he says. “It was, you know, ‘Local resident Steve Harrington has […]