Tag Archives: suicide

Don’t Join the Slacktivists

Last week the world was rocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of actor Robin Williams’ apparent suicide. A number of celebrities, political officials and other important figures have died in my short lifetime, but I have never seen the world respond as emotionally and full of grief as it did when this news broke. The news sparked an onslaught …

It’s Time to Take Suicide Contagion Seriously

Suicide contagion. Yep, I said it, and yes it is a real thing. It’s a dangerous thing that follows a publicized suicide of any kind, but specifically, a celebrity suicide. I think it’s safe to say, that along with a number of contributing factors from the media, this new attitude of slacktivism the world has taken to across social media …

When acceptance, or the lackthereof, leads to death…

My small little town has been in the news a fair chunk lately. And not once for something positive. First, it was the woman who went missing, and was found murdered twenty minutes outside of town.   Now, it’s about a double-suicide. A story that went as far as to reach the apparently ever-famous Perez Hilton.   What is the …

It Only Takes One To Make a Difference

Tonight the movie To Save a Life was shown at our church by our somewhat local radio station. I knew prior to attending the movie it would have a huge impact on me. The previews alone left me weeping every time I heard them. The main premise to the movie itself was one that wrenched my heart. It was something …