4 Reasons I Am Not Ashamed of My Suicidal Thoughts

After a failed suicide attempt, Keola Birano realized he needed to embrace his suicidal thoughts. — I feel my world collapsing on me as I stare at a bottle of pain killers. My hands shake uncontrollably as the voices within beg for the pain to end. I grab my pills and try to muster up the courage to take them […]

How to Find Hope in Your Darkest Hour

One man, extending a lifeline to a friend learns sometimes it’s not the end after all.

Five Reasons Not To Commit Suicide

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

An Open Letter to Anyone Considering Suicide

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

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

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

First Crush

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

The Cold, Wet Nose of Acceptance

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.