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 WordPress.com 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

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