Cosplay for Hope

All my life I have liked to play dress up. My earliest memories are running around the house in my little tank shirt and undies… swinging my little brother’s lasso (for his horsie) screaming, “WONDER WOMAN!” and it didn’t end there. From being a princess, a rock star, and even Rizzo from Grease Pink Ladies. … More Cosplay for Hope

Suicide Prevention and Postvention Go Hand-N-Hand

By: Jennifer Cagle-Huffman SOLOS Survivors Of Loved Ones to Suicide CEO/Founder September 2, 2016 Prevention: The action of stopping something from happening or arising. Postvention:  An intervention conducted after a suicide, largely taking the form of support for the bereaved (family, friends, professionals and peers). Family and friends of the suicide victim may be at … More Suicide Prevention and Postvention Go Hand-N-Hand

My Story of Hope

On May 16, 1998 at 8:35pm my mom died from a self inflicted gunshot wound. In the blink of an eye my entire life was changed, forever.   I grew up in a middle class neighborhood in the Mid Western United States. My dad a country musician, my mom a professional florist. My parents both … More My Story of Hope

May Without Mom

Mother’s Day is just not the same when you no longer have your mother present to celebrate. Every year I make a promise to myself that I will keep myself together for my children’s sake. Yet every year it sneaks up on me, like a thief in the night; it’s like my heart knows without … More May Without Mom

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 730 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … More 2015 in review


peace noun freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. Such a powerful word, yet something that eludes so many their entire lives. I remember in the immediate aftermath of my mother’s suicide repeatedly saying over and over and over again, “I just want peace, I just want peace…” But what was it I was searching for? … More Peace