Quote of the Day: Roald Dahl

​ "Some people when they have taken too much and have been driven beyond the point of endurance, simply crumble and give up. There are others, though they are not many, who will for some reason always be unconquerable. You meet them in time of war and also in time of peace. They have an … Continue reading Quote of the Day: Roald Dahl

How to be perfectly unhappy – The Oatmeal

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/unhappy This is incredibly well put. I'm normally not much for comics, but this is amazing. Absolutely amazing. I'm not happy. I'm fascinated by existence and consciousness and philosophy. It is both Heaven and Hell. And I wouldn't have it any other way. An Anonymous Outsider

Starting A Suicide Conversation

A great guide to handling a life or death conversation. Thanks for sharing.

Centurion Strong Mental Health Alliance

You don’t need fancy words to start a potentially life-saving conversation. A simple “Are things so bad you are thinking of ending your life?” is enough.

If the answer is “Yes”, don’t respond by reciting a litany of reasons there are to go on living or try to guilt or shame the person into not killing themselves because it would hurt you or be inconvenient for others. If the answer is “No”, don’t assume you are hearing the truth.

Such actions are dangerous, insensitive, and counter-productive. Worse, they will end the conversation when it most needs to be heard.

Instead, listen, express concern (in a non-judgemental way), and reassure the person you would like to help them in whatever way needed in that moment. This could mean not talking at all, but just being there, unafraid of the darkness spoken between you and residing in them. It could also mean…

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