My Life of Suicide

My Life of Suicide by Karl-Ludwig Poggemann

Ray Jennings knew he needed to end it. But that was only the beginning.

Reconciling the Cruelty of Life

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No matter the situation, you always have two options. You either give up or you get on with your life. You either live or you die.

How My New Boyfriend’s Coma Brought Us Closer Than Ever

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The next time I saw him he was gone, sedated into unconsciousness and hooked up to what felt like hundreds of blinking machines.

5 Heartbreaking Lessons Every Parent Must Learn

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While parenting is great, Tor Constantino shares an underlying sadness that all loving parents ultimately face.

This Video Reminds Us Why We Should Be Kind to Others

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May we always treat others with the benefit of the doubt, courtesy, compassion and respect.

“these kinds of insane charges…are the primary reasons people have trouble affording health care…”

Health Costs

This comment by Steve on the post The High Cost of A Cherry Popsicle (or The Lack of Healthcare Cost Transparency)

The High Cost of A Cherry Popsicle (or The Lack of Healthcare Cost Transparency)

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They’re three bucks a box at the grocery, but how much is a Popsicle at the ER?

Thank God It’s Autism

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My mind goes to the dark places I work so hard to fight against: tumor, cancer, six months to live, eight months, eight years …

Introduction to Alone: Fever Dreams From the Psych Ward

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“”Inside the pit of my stomach, a feeling, like being trapped in one of those dreams where your teeth are falling out of your mouth. Or you are losing your hair. And you can’t make it stop.””

The First Time: Dad Demands Epidural

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First-time dad Dustin Fisher hopes that his first childbirth doesn’t set the tone for the rest of his parenting life.

How Men Can Find A Good Mental Health Counselor

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Three steps to finding help, by Stan Popovich.

How I “Almost” Killed My Son

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A home-cooked meal was on the table and Tarzan was ready to be watched when catastrophe struck.

What Bono Learned as his Father Died

What Bono Learned as His Father Died

In Blank on Blank, the new video series from Public Radio Exchange, one the world’s biggest rock stars dissects the notion of a dignified death

If You Ever Did Write Anything About Me, I’d Want it to be About Love

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When a former love puts Conner Habib in the hospital, he is left reeling with questions of abuse, betrayal, and a shattered heart.

“I cried like a baby for three months as my son fought for his life in a St. Louis Children’s Hospital.”

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This is a comment by Josh Magill on the post “Parents, This is Our Edict”.

Getting Started

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A Young Man’s First Job When spring came in my freshman year of college I had to do something I had never done, get a job. Because of my mother developed a heart problem the family upholstery business and tobacco growing had been stopped with my dad selling (although it’s called renting) the growing rights […]