Suicide is Often Preventable

Suicide is Often Preventable

Today begins National Suicide Awareness Week. Did you know that in many cases suicide is preventable? Suicides are preventable when we make the intention to respond versus react. Where your thoughts go, energy flows. In today’s current mood it feels like everyone and...
Prevent Suicide with TOUCH

Prevent Suicide with TOUCH

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people. My son Reed was so embarrassed for being suspended from school and kicked off the basketball team for the rest of the year, he wanted to die. When...
Another Suicide? Now What?

Another Suicide? Now What?

Portland police found Derek Rieth’s body on Wednesday evening. The State medical Examiner concluded his death was a suicide, the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Family and friends each felt trauma invade their body when they learned of Derek’s death.  They...
Holding onto Guilt After Suicide can Kill You

Holding onto Guilt After Suicide can Kill You

I did not know that after a suicide, your guilt could kill you until my brother died in June of 1994. Two years later, my mother began showing symptoms of a neurological problem, and she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I believe that the brain tumor occurred because...