Category Archives: Suicide

Suicide in the Young: AfterTalk Weekly 12.5.19

Suicide in the Young: An Essay Author: Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. Few readers may realize how heavy a toll is taken by suicide during the years of high school, college, and young adulthood. Although suicide is at last being viewed as a public health issue, says psychiatrist and best-selling author Kay Redfield Jamison, we are still

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My Father Killed Himself: AfterTalk Inspirational 9.13.18

Editor’s note: this is National Suicide Awareness Week, so we chose this brilliant article that speaks for itself. My Father Killed Himself by Judy Melinek, MD  “My father killed himself when I was 13 years old.” That was the opening line of my medical school admission essay, the one in which I tried to convince an

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HOW TO HELP THOSE CONSIDERING SUICIDE

Editor’s Note:  most of our posts are for the grieving. Alarmed as we are by the latest pronouncements about a spike in suicide rates, and the propensity of the recently bereaved to contemplate suicide, we decided to publish this excellent article by Anna Kucirkova. You may not be thinking about suicide yourself, but perhaps others in your

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A Son’s Suicide: The Last Person on Earth: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.9.18

A Son’s Suicide: The Last Person on Earth by Melissa Fay Greene He was a marvelous, graceful boy. We, his lucky family from the moment he arrived at age 10 from Ethiopia, weren’t the only ones to think so. A wide swath of local boyhood fell in love with him, too, migrating to our house,

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Suicide: The Turning Point: An Inspirational Quote 8.2.18

[Editor: About The Turning Point: this post was a response to an earlier post about death by suicide. We thought the poem would be a great addition to our weekly Inspirational Quotes.  Rosemarie Wilder asked the following: “…and please mention New Hope for Kids. This organization helps children in grief and grants wishes to children

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