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Some days I feel as if I am in the middle of a crowded room shrieking insanely but no one hears me. No one looks at me. No one stops what they are doing. It is as if I am invisible. I don't understan...
3/17/13 at 9:39 AM There is no cheer for those who live the reality of the statistics... 12/24/12 at 9:15 PM
In remembrance and honor... 7/17/12 at 9:25 PM
Suicide Prevention Education Programs Launched in North Dakota
The North Dakota Department of Health is launching several statewide suicide prevention education programs. Suicide was the ninth leading cause of death for North Dakotans in 2011, and was the second ...
10/15/12 at 9:23 AM North Dakota Department of Health Launches Suicide Prevention Website 3/19/12 at 8:44 AM
"Are you thinking of ending your life?"
"Are you thinking of ending your life?" Few phrases are as difficult to say to a loved one. But when it comes to suicide prevention, none are more important. Before starting a conversation with some...
10/12/12 at 9:47 AM It Gets Better 10/11/12 at 9:17 AM
Adolescent years suicide risk factors 10/10/12 at 11:03 AM
Suicide: A Preventable Cause of Death
Today is considered suicide awareness day by those who decide those things. In line with that thinking, I have chosen to reblog a post that I published on May 1, 2012. I would love for us all to beco...
9/10/12 at 7:30 AM I Get Lost in My Mind… 5/1/12 at 5:30 AM
Suicide: The third leading cause of death among youth
My son completed suicide on March 15, 2004. I contacted FirstLink within a month after his death. I knew I needed a support group to become a healthy suicide survivor. I also knew suicide of a child i...
8/28/12 at 12:57 PM THE 12th ANNUAL WALK OF HOPE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION AND REMEMBRANCE 6/20/12 at 2:54 PM
FirstLink's 4th Annual Breakfast 5/3/12 at 9:24 AM
Speaking of suicide
April has been a cruel month here in southwestern Minnesota, where the lives of four teens were recently lost to suicide. For their families, friends, classmates, teachers and others who knew them, t...
4/29/11 at 2:34 PM
UPDATED: Senate kills bill allowing minors to eat in bars
BISMARCKNorth Dakota should not have a law allowing minors to eat in bars, the North Dakota Senate decided Wednesday. The Senate voted 30-17 to defeat a bill that would have allowed this if the bar s...
3/23/11 at 5:10 PM Gephardt to speak at Great Plains Energy Expo 9/19/10 at 8:59 AM
Hoeven declares suicide prevention month 9/1/10 at 1:29 PM
Hard Work Won't Kill You (... or so they say)
College is filled with ups and downs. Great times with friends. Twenty-five page papers. Spontaneous excursions. Tiring all-night study sessions. But unfortunately some students dont seem to believe t...
11/29/10 at 10:54 AM
Youth Suicide: The Silent Epidemic
(By Kimberly Claus, School Resource Officer, Discovery Middle School) With the tragic death that just occurred in Cooperstown, and bullying being a possible contributing factor, suicide is at the for...
11/12/10 at 3:21 PM
A very sad day
Recently I posted a blog regarding bullying and the way guys like me made our way through it. I did it in the usual Gay Agenda way--- mixing somewhat difficult personal reality with defiant wise-crack...
11/6/10 at 6:54 AM
Another Child Dead
Bullies seem to have claimed another victim yesterday. I doubt they meant for Cassidy Joy Andel to take her own life. I hope they didn't mean it. I wouldn't be surprised if one or two of them did; adu...
11/5/10 at 11:33 AM It Gets Better 10/1/10 at 10:40 AM
Look, Listen, and Learn
Biking on a trail going along the Baltic Sea Coast, I had to put away my thoughts and fears that were affecting my everyday life and embrace the unknown. I had never been up to the Baltic Sea for a l...
10/8/10 at 2:16 PM
Something to Consider
It's October in the Dakotas. School is in full vigor. The happy little first graders entering the doors of the school for the first time. Mom's and Dad's tearfully leaving them in the hands of another...
10/2/10 at 9:00 AM
NDSU implements online screening for suicide and depression
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 80 percent of college students who died by suicide did not seek help from their institution's counseling center. In cooperation with the fo...
11/3/09 at 6:27 AM
Freddie Mac Dead ?
CEO of mortgage giant Freddie Mac, hung himself today. David Kellerman age 41, 18 year employee committed suicide in his basement with a rope. His 5 year old daughter found him. Freddie Mac was seized...
4/23/09 at 8:11 AM