NativeCry.org #NcoaWalk Challenge 2016 & A #Poem

It’s day 4 in the month long walk challenge started by NativeCry Outreach Alliance: At least 1 mile a day each day of the month to raise awareness on native suicide and suicide pprevention. As a survivor, parent of a survivor, writer and counselor, it is a subject both personally and professionally important to me. […]

The Story of a Bullied Gay Teen: “They Said I Was Weak”

“One day when my dad said he wanted to play me a song I hadn’t heard in a long time, that I used to like so well, I was excited, wondering what it would be. But as soon as I heard the first notes, it was like someone punched me in the stomach. Tears filled […]

I Have To Dance: Grieving For a Suicide

It’s never an easy thing, even if it is someone you haven’t seen in a long time. When you hear what’s happened, when you learn they are dead, for me anyway…when I am first told, I breath a sigh of relief. You might think that’s odd, but I the first thing I think is, “They […]

Bullying-A Preventable Epidemic: A Personal Journey

The recent suicides of our precious young has or should have affected each and every person whether you are pro- or anti-GLBT, or you hover somewhere in between undecided whether because of religious beliefs, personal preference or some other reason. I made a comment to the link posting Nicki Minjah’s after watching the segment, http://bit.ly/cyLBxU […]

How can one justify taking photos of a dying girl?

“Ghouls Took Photos of Dying Suicide Girl” Even though I read of many sad events, tragedies, and have experienced some myself. Have, in my former professional, seen things which burn into your mind and will never leave, it’s impossible to erase them, there are few things which shock me anymore. No, that’s not the right […]