getting support

this may not be a very typical page for a blog, but i’m not really a typical blogger. many of my writings and kindness projects are the direct result of having lost several family members to suicide.

i created this “getting support” page on my blog because i still believe suicide prevention is possible.

if you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the national suicide prevention lifeline or the afsp.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

if you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

to learn more about warning signs and/or to get helpful links for therapists, support groups and stories of hope and recovery, please click here:


AFSP: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

the AFSP is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. to receive more information on warning signs and risk factors, statistics and treatment, please click on the following link:



(sources: and