I apologize for the rough and rambly nature of this article - it's been a while since I've written anything, and I just wanted to capture the inspiration while it was there! I won't blame you for feeling afraid when the issue of suicide is raised. I won't blame you for feeling confused, for finding … Continue reading How (Not) To Talk About Suicide
Creative Commons image from JD Hancock "Sometimes I really want to kill myself." "I hear that's bad for your health!" The above exchange took place between a suicidal teenager and their friend. At first the joke might seem a bit insensitive, but in reality it captures a nuance about suicidal thinking that's rarely discussed: suicide … Continue reading Suicide And Death: A Complicated Relationship
Beginning. Middle. End. It's such a simple idea, yet I'm always surprised how we find ways to avoid its inevitable progression. Can anything escape this fundamental narrative structure? I've had an ending quite recently - my last job - and with that comes a beginning that I'm living currently. The process of starting anew is … Continue reading Beginning. Middle. End.
Back in September 2010 I decided to start a series of blog posts called "Dave's Diary." In the beginning I wasn't sure if the idea was going to gain any traction - to be honest it was pretty much just another task I had taken on at work (whose blog at that time was a … Continue reading Dave’s Diary: A Retrospective
Remember when I wrote about saying goodbye at work? It was an extension of sorts of another post I wrote about saying goodbye in therapy, and it's been the most read and searched-for article I've written ever since I posted it. I've given a lot of thought - every week it seems - to how … Continue reading Saying Goodbye At Work: This Time It’s Personal