Why Take This Survey? Two Reasons

Did you know that gifted children are possibly at higher risk of suicide? We need more research about the links between giftedness, youth, and suicide. That’s why I’m asking you to complete an anonymous survey. By taking the survey, you’ll help: raise awareness and...

Will You Light Your Candle On Tuesday Night?

Tuesday, September 10th is Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day. People around the world will light a candle and place it in the window. They’re shining light on the darkness of suicide. How can you help prevent yet another beloved from dying by suicide? First, know...

Does Grief Ever Really Go Away?

My Dear Community, I am a mother bereaved by my son’s death by suicide. Yet today I live a life of peace and joy. But has the grief really gone away? Did you know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death? Every ONE death affects 135 people. Suicide is in the...

Breaking the Silence is a Touch Away

My Dear Community, Death by suicide in on the rise in Oregon. Yet people aren’t talking about shame as one root cause for the pain that can lead to suicide. I was stunned when I saw the Oregonian’s front page headline: Shining a light on suicide in Oregon....

Your Input is Needed Today!

My Dear Community, As I read articles and work with clients, I see an emerging pattern about youth suicide. Many of these teens appear to “have it all”. They’re intelligent, charismatic, athletic and/or artistic. They’re often attractive. And they’re always willing to...