Charles with his Hong Kong family during his foreign exchange year abroad (2001).
I raised my children knowing God and Jesus, but as an adult, my son Charles (seemed to have) made a determination against belief in God (I say this, understanding that only God knows our hearts). At some point he progressively became ill with schizophrenia. Without knowing for sure, I think the illness came after the decision regarding belief in a God (unless the early part of his disease process, before we recognized it, still influenced him). There are so many various beliefs, even…Continue
LDRSHIP in an Army of O.N.E.
*FM-1: The Army*
Every private has spent countless hours writing meaningless essays where they babble nonsense because they did something their sergeants did not like. This is not one of those essays. I am going to try to make an argument. I will first present you with a statement, and when you arbitrarily decide that statement is wrong, I will do…Continue
Here are some online resources from a suicide postvention conference I attended in June that they have just posted and made available to anybody online. Some of the recommended reading looked like good material. I'm going to check on a few myself at my local library.
Conference PowerPoints and other resources:…
An S-O-S friend posed a question of what various ways have survivors found to help cope with the grief, and I'd really like to hear from the rest of you, some of the things that have worked for you. What are the most helpful ways you have found to help comfort, encourage, renew hope, and stabilize your thoughts and emotions?
Here are a few of the things I've tried recently...