Suicide Prevention: So…What’s the Big Deal?

Stacy's Flutterings

Suicide Prevention Word Cloud I invite you to take a moment and look around.  You may be at work, school, home or out with your loved ones.  Perhaps you are alone.  If so…it’s okay. Wherever you are, think about those you love near and far.  Who comes to mind?  Who do you picture?  What do you do when you are with that special person or persons?  I know that I immediately picture my husband, my three kids and two granddaughters for starters.  When I think about what we like to do, when we are together, I think about family dinners, trips to the park and family games.  I think about the laughter that I hear and the smiles that grace my loved one’s faces and the warm embrace of a hug from a loved one.

Now imagine, if you will, that in the blink of an eye one of those loved ones is no…

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Kaitlyn Did You Know?

This is so heartfelt.

My Bright Shining Star

My wonderful Kaitlyn. In the year that you have been gone I have had the great fortune to have, from time to time, antibiotics poured onto the wounds of my soul that were caused by your suicide. Though there are not many things that help me get through this, there are those wonderful times that I get to view how other people saw you. Some of these people I don’t even know, some I did a little, some I had heard of but never met.

These wonderful people who you had met or spent time with during various activities of your life, at different times of your life, have taken the time to sit down and write to me and tell me of those times they spent with you, what a wonderful person you were and how you touched their lives. Kaitlyn, having them do this ranks among the highest…

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