Five Reasons Not To Commit Suicide

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5 reasons not to commit suicide, as listed by Stan Popovich

An Open Letter to Anyone Considering Suicide

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Andrew Lawes—like so many of us—knows what it is like to be on the brink of despair. He hopes his words will connect with those who need it most.

What My Sister Did: Surviving Incest

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What she did was wrong. It took Nathan C. Daniels years to learn this, and overcome the shame of being her victim.

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Redemption Shot: Justin Wren’s Path from Drug Addict to Christian Missionary

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An inspiring tale of redemption, courage, and human compassion.

First Crush

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When Andy Bodle’s first feelings of love were not returned in kind, he succumbed to desperation.

The Cold, Wet Nose of Acceptance

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Arthur MacMaster struggles to accept himself as a man with a disability, but his dog doesn’t.



Jeff Swain defines ‘unconquered,’ with some help from his friends: William Ernest ‘Captain of My Soul’ Henley and Tom Petty.

The Violence of Homelessness: A Young Male Survivor’s Story [Trigger warning]


W.R.R. escaped his father’s child sex ring only to endure the horrors of homelessness: illness, starvation, and yet more sexual violence. How does this survivor find meaning in his life today?

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I Don’t Deserve to Be Happy


Sex addiction and cheating are signs of deeper issues for Felicity Hodgman.

Preparation to Die


What does a psychologist do when despair leads to suicidal thoughts?

“People don’t wake up one day and decide that suicide is something they want to do.”


This is a comment by Tom B on the post “How to Help Someone Who Is Feeling Suicidal”.

How to Help Someone Who Is Feeling Suicidal


People who admit to having suicidal thoughts are saying, “I just want the pain to stop.”

Violence and Victimization: Stereotypes of Dangerous Men


Are male survivors of abuse more likely to become violent, themselves?

Why Are Men Four Times More Likely to Kill Themselves Than Women?


Keeping your problems to yourself can make them seem worse.

The Best Don’t Ask For Help (and Other Lies)


John Jones thought he wouldn’t be much if he didn’t become a father. Without his daughter, he might not be here at all.

The Quiet Sort, and Far From Home


I’m a bit timid whenever I travel to new places so it isn’t really a surprise that I found exploring to be an emotional challenge. What was a surprise was how rapidly and completely I fell apart.