Saturday, November 21, 2015


This week I have often been reminded about the importance of relationship. It is essential for all of us to have individuals who we can trust and that we feel comfortable sharing what is REALLY going on in our lives. This afternoon we had the international surivor day. This was the second year in a row that I have attended. I have a few relationships from that event that have been essential in me processing the loss of my brother to suicide. We must rid society of the stigma about suicide and mental health. I believe part of the answer for this is through relationships.

How can we utilize relationships to make a difference in suicide awareness and prevention? I believe that each of us who have been directly impacted by suicide can share our story. That is part of the purpose of this blog. My life mission is to share my story and to express that there is hope. Hope for those who are struggling and hope for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

If this post touches you please comment either on the blog post or on facebook. Also, you can send me a direct message through facebook or an email. My email is

Please know that I am here to support you in whatever way I can. Regardless of how far away from Harrisburg PA you are I would like to help. There is hope. There is light at the end of the tunnel (and it's not a train). Reach out to someone and if you don't have anyone in your life please reach out to me. Let's not try to do this alone... let's go through this together.

I am writing my memoir on my experience coping with my brother Brian's suicide. It has been on hold, but I believe that I will start writing again before the end of the year. Thank you for reading. Please let me know questions you have or how I can help.

UPDATE: book is published and can be found at at

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