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Suicide: 4 Ways To Understand “Suicide-Contagion”

Have you ever heard of the term "suicide-contagion?" If not, you're not alone.

Most people haven't heard of the term suicide-contagion because it isn't a concept we talk enough about. It is about time that we begin, as a society, to discuss the impact of suicide-contagion on pockets of our society such as school districts, neighborhoods, rural areas, jails or prisons, and within families. It is more common than we realize.

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Mental Health

Courage To Continue

If you try I can't guarantee you will succeed but if you don't try you've failed already.

What is your dream? Everybody has some kind of desire even if it is a fantasy. If you could wish for anything what would it be?
A Dream Verses A Fantasy
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Poetry

Sunset Sonnets – A Loving Goodbye

As Love slips away what does one say?

Life is at the heart of the Poet but what place does death hold?

Sunset Sonnets is a book of poetry dedicated to the passing of my beloved wife Sylvia. Sylvia and I are saying the 'long goodbye' as she suffers with dementia and Alzheimer. As a person who suffers from mental illness this added stress is quite a test. To put my feelings down poetically is a great...
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Animal Mentors

How to Make Friends With the Unknown

Malti, mere moments after I discovered her hiding under a flowering bush just TWO BLOCKS from our casa! She didn't go far, but boy did she have an adventure into the "great unknown!"

To be honest, I can't believe I'm writing a post with this particular title.

This is because I've never been friends with the unknown.

To me, the unknown has always been like that so-called "good friend" who never wants to actually get...
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Commitment

Life-Changing Moments

Charlie: It doesn't take long to have a life-changing experience. Sometimes a weekend workshop will do it. Sometimes a chance encounter is sufficient. Sometimes a moment can be enough time to create a permanent life change.

Twelve years ago, I (Charlie) had one such experience....
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Writing

The Awakenings Project – Art From The Mentally Ill

Empowering Healing Through Art-

As a poet and writer I am grateful for every magazine or outlet that has ever published my work. It is a truly an honor when somebody says to you, 'your work is good enough for us' and proves that statement by publishing it. As such I am always looking to pay back kindness with kindness. So please allow me to introduce to you "The Awakenings Project".

Awakenings Project Mission Statement


"The Awakenings Project is...
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Mental Health

The Law Of The Lemons

The Law Of The Lemons

When life gives your lemons there’s one thing to do of course,

Pick them lemons up and chuck them back at the source!

Welcome everybody to my new blog!

Let’s face it in life success takes hard work and dedication. It doesn’t matter what profession or vocation one is in, you got to put the hours and hard work in to succeed. We only go through life once so we should make...
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Mental Health

Life as a Registered Sex Offender: Work and Recovery



In my previous posts to this site I presented the first and second portions of my three-part interview with a trio sex offenders, one female and two male. In the initial post we talked about their offense and the registration process. In the second post we discussed how their status as a sex offender has affected their relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners. In this post, we discuss...
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Family

My Mom is an Addict: A Guest Post by Anonymous

My mom is an addict.

If you saw my mom standing in line at the pharmacy, you wouldn’t take a second look. She is a 70-year-old woman with a scar on the back of her neck from one of her surgeries. If you look closer, she also has a scar on her knee and a scar on her shoulder from other surgeries. Unless she’s wearing a bikini, you wouldn’t see the scars on her stomach from...
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Addictive Relating

Narcissistic Abuse and the Symptoms of Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome


Narcissistic abuse is what a person in a relationship with someone that meets the criteria for narcissistic (NPD) or antisocial (APD) personality disorder experiences. The potentially crippling, life long effects of narcissistic abuse on a partner's mental health form a cluster of symptoms, not yet included in the DSM, known as narcissist victim syndrome.
Narcissistic abuse
Narcissists and sociopaths use language in specific ways, with a specific intent to take another's mind and will captive. The...
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Attraction

What May Be the Best Advice Any President Ever Gave America

Like many of us of a certain age, I remember President John F. Kennedy’s famous words that he spoke in his 1961 inaugural address:  “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Over the years, I’ve found that this advice doesn’t just apply to one’s country but has applicability to many areas of life, and in particular, that of relationships. Yet while most of us would probably...
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