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5,000 and beyond

Posted on July 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (2)

On this day of July, "2020", I would like to make a most humble announcement. Thanks in large part to those many people who have persevered, since June 21st my website has now officially surpassed 5,000 page views.


As I consider the effort by those many people out there, and l...

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2020

Posted on June 20, 2020 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (105)

Author's Note:  The following poetry contains as much fact-checked information
                         as possible. 
This was to ensure the documented events are in
                     ...

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Revealing the Truth about Suicidality

Posted on May 20, 2020 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

"Revealing the Truth about Suicidality" ©



        In society today, a simple mention of the word suicide often creates either anxiety or fear-driven stigma. Awareness from news media coverage varies depending upon how well known the victims are. Unfortunately, the positive impact of individual loss victims greatly diminishes anyway within two t...

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Thank you, TWLOHA.

Posted on January 13, 2020 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Thanks to Ms. Becky Ebert, Editor for the non-profit organization ToWriteLoveOnHerArms (TWLOHA), today my first formal article sharing my 2003 attempt survival has been published nationally (#5). This is one of the most important topics I set out to publish. I cannot thank Ms. Ebert enough. Now, more than ever, safely sharing an attempt survival story cannot be underestimat...

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A Loving Juliet

Posted on January 9, 2020 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

A Loving Juliet”

Poem written by: Jim R. Irion



It is an honest shame,

       an empty terrible pain,

not to have had a chance yet

       to find a loving Juliet...

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There Is A Time

Posted on January 5, 2020 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

There Is A Time”

Poem written by: Jim R. Irion



There is a time for pain

       that can send you reeling.

There is a time for love.

       Oh the ...

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Social Media Syndrome

Posted on January 5, 2020 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Social Media Syndrome”

Poem written by: Jim R. Irion



That moment you stop scrolling

       through your Facebook news feed;

all your friend's happy lives

     ...

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"Stay"

Posted on November 15, 2019 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

When is a song more than just a song?


When does a simple composition of words or rhythms define something more than just sound? Through the power of inspiration, a song can become much more than the sum of its parts. Words, thoughts, and ideas expressed in lyrical music are capable of inspiring us for all sorts of reasons. Music has also been a central part of human culture througho...

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Why I No Longer Refer to My Attempt as Weak

Posted on October 20, 2019 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (2)

"Why I No Longer Refer to My Attempt as Weak" ©



As an experienced advocate, I am strong enough to understand my suicide attempt better than other survivors can typically handle. This strength enables me to understand the trauma involved in ways I recognize can greatly benefit many people. So, I have addressed the following suicide topics carefully to make sure this discussion...

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My th;rd NAMI Blog

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (2)

One year ago, I faced challenges which seemed to end my future of being a mental health advocate. Where could I volunteer, or be an advocate, if not first where I live? Those involved are well known and highly respected members of the mental health community. Individuals who are not only older and wiser than me, but whose collective reputation and connections far exceed my own. People whose past and present ...

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