Tag Archive | Health

Donation Of My Proceeds To The Suicide Prevention Lifeline

ba5fb-suicide-prevention-logo-1I have meant to do this for a while, but have not had a lot of free time to devote to my blog. I’ve spent quite a bit of time on Facebook, just because it’s faster. But, with the recent and tragic death of Robin Williams to suicide, I felt it was now the time to act.

I am attaching my tax documents to verify my “profits” from the sale of my book. The book was only for sale through Amazon as Kindle e-book, or a paper back book.

20140813_131443 20140813_131431 20140813_131419

On paper, I made $99.36. In actuality, I didn’t earn any profits, because I spent slightly more than that amount on publishing it, lol.  🙂

That’s fine by me, however! Today, I donated $150.00 to The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in memory of Daniel Rieske, who my book is lovingly dedicated to. I do also have a recurring donation of $20.00 per month, which I’ve been donating for over eight years now in his memory.

20140813_141108I will be setting the book’s price to free…just as soon I figure out how to do that on Amazon. Of course, I can’t set the paper back book to free, but I will set it to the lowest point I can.

If you, or someone you know needs help, please call the Lifeline. They are there for you 24/7. Your life matters. No one will be better off without you, even if it may seem otherwise.


Today is World Suicide Prevention Day ~ Light a Candle near a Window at 8 PM


September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day.  The Little Blog of Letting Go, the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health organization (WHO) are encouraging people to light a candle near a window at 8 PM to show support for suicide prevention, to remember a loved one lost through suicide, and for the survivors of suicide.

Lighting a Candle near a Window at 8 PM offers people who cannot participate in a World Suicide Prevention Day event the opportunity to observe the Day in a private and personal way. Visit the official website here: IASP – World Suicide Prevention Day

The theme of World Suicide Prevention Day this year is “Stigma:  A Major Barrier to suicide Prevention.”  Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world, especially among young people. Nearly one million people worldwide die by suicide each year. This corresponds to one death by suicide every 40 seconds. The number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined. These staggering figures do not include nonfatal suicide attempts which occur much more frequently than deaths by suicide.

Continue reading

How do I talk to my spouse about the possibility of depression?

Wonderful post about helping a depressed spouse. This blog is devoted to those supporting a depressed loved one. Check them out!

Depression's Collateral Damage

Getting your spouse to discuss the possible presence of depression is no small feat. Many times when Bern and I have led groups or offered presentations, the most difficult question to tackle is “How do I get my husband to even hear me?” And yes, it is almost always a woman asking about her husband, rather than the other way around.

This past week when we met with the support group we lead, a new friend joined us. And she asked the big question. She was considering the fact that her husband was self-medicating with alcohol, that fact that he has a family history of bipolar disorder, the fact that his sleep regimen is a complete wreck…over all, she was adding two and two and coming up with a “four” that made her feel very concerned. Combine all this with the fact that her husband refuses to see any kind…

View original post 148 more words

World Suicide Prevention Day

Spread the word, help end the stigma, you can save a life. September 10th – World Suicide Prevention Day

Applying for Social Security Disability with Depression

Here is a wonderfully helpful post by guest blogger, Ram Meyyappan from The Social Security Disability Help website

Applying for Social Security Disability with Depression

Severe depression can make it impossible to maintain employment, or at least to maintain gainful employment. If you suffer from persistent depression despite receiving appropriate treatment and following prescribed therapies, you may be able to receive disability benefits through one of both of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) disability Programs:

SSDI and SSI Basic Eligibility

Both SSD programs require you have a persistent and severe medical condition that prevents you from maintaining gainful employment. SSDI also requires you have work credits built up from your employment history. SSI, on the other hand, has no work credit requirements, but is instead a need-based program with strict income and financial resource limitations.

Continue reading