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Tag Archives: Suicide
Mental Health/Suicide/Caregiver By – Sheri de Grom How could dying be more tempting than living? How could such a desperate act seem like a reasonable solution to one’s problems? How was I to know that I would be faced with … Continue reading
Mental Health/Suicide/Gun Control by – Sheri de Grom Compiled from journal notes, April 27 – July 1, 1996, Washington, DC I’d admitted Tom to another mental health unit in a new Virginia hospital. I had no choice after I discovered … Continue reading
Mental Health/Veterans/Suicide by – Sheri de Grom Every sixty-five minutes a United States Military Veteran kills themselves. We lose one-hundred-fifty-four Veterans per week. The reality of how many Veterans commit suicide is unknown. The number is higher than the actual … Continue reading
Mental Health/Suicide Prevention by Sheri de Grom I’d arrived at the perfect time and place for daydreaming. My hair color specialist had finished the foils and Tom had presented me with my second venti non-fat latte—for the day—Starbucks. I’m addicted. … Continue reading
Mental Health/Suicide by – Sheri de Grom Suicide by active duty military and reservists is at a record high, about one a day. The numbers of active duty soldiers who’ve committed suicide are fifty-percent higher than the number of troops … Continue reading
Mental Health/Suicide by – Sheri de Grom Compiled from journal notes, April 26, 1996, Washington, DC Burdened by my bulging briefcase, I’d hoped to get a jump on the day. We were celebrating our tenth anniversary tonight and I wanted … Continue reading
Mental Health/Bipolar Disorder/Suicide by – Sheri de Grom Our world shook this past week with collective sadness. We didn’t want to believe what we’d heard. Robin Williams’ suicide should not have happened. There were brief moments in time when Robin … Continue reading