Change - the only constant, as they say. It seems I have experienced a lot of it over the past month, though! A couple announcements: Due to the combination of starting an awesome, exciting new full-time job, and a pretty major family adjustment with my wife going back to work and daughter therefore requiring a clinically … Continue reading Changes!
One way of telling this story starts at 10:01 AM, on an oppressively hot summer day, in a mysteriously cold hospital delivery room. My wife, at that moment to me simultaneously at her most human and superhuman, on one bed; our seconds old daughter, flailing and blue, on another; all of us waiting for her … Continue reading Fatherhood
I wrote this essay years ago, when I was still in grad school and had no idea that I would end up specializing in suicide prevention later in my career! I came across it recently and thought it would be interesting to share it, edited for length including removing all research references (didn't think a … Continue reading The Ethics of Working With Suicidal Clients
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.