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When You're A Mother Contemplating Suicide

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Suicide is a complex issue, one which can be caused by numerous factors: i.e., mental health issues, physical health issues, familial issues, and financial issues. They can all put you “at risk.” The matter is a public health crisis. More than 800,000 people die by suicide each year. How do I know so much about suicide? Because I have considered suicide.

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I Had An Emotional Affair — And I’m Not Sorry

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That’s the tricky thing about an emotional affair. There isn’t a thing or act which defines it. It is full of gray areas.
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Ask Erin: I Need Help With Postpartum Depression

I’ve been trying to overcome postpartum depression for eight months, but there is no healing at all. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

I’ve been trying to overcome postpartum depression for eight months, but there is no healing at all.

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Ask Erin: How Do You Deal With A Breakup When You Both Have Mental Illness?

How can I know either, let alone both of us, will be okay? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

We both have mental illness. How can I know either, let alone both of us, will be okay after our breakup?

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How Tarot Cards Saved My Life

I start each day by drawing two cards for guidance, and then further consulting the deck. Last fall, tarot cards saved my life.

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I Have Compassion For Everyone Struggling With Depression Except Me

Depression is a disease of inaction, of paralysis. At least, that’s how it manifests for me.

With other people who are struggling with mental health issues, I am empathetic. But when it comes to my own depression, I am none of those things.

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When You Suffer On Social Media

Social media is a great place to share our accomplishments, but it’s an equally valuable place to share our struggles.

The benefit of posting honestly about our struggles and depression on social media.

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Ask Erin: What Do I Do If My 9-Year-Old Is Suicidal? 

When someone, regardless of age, brings up suicide, they are asking for help.

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at all.

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Suicide Awareness In The Wake Of Aaron Hernandez’s Death

I am more aware and concerned about those around me suffering that might be feeling triggered and alone.

For someone who suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts, a headline about somebody killing themselves can be triggering.

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Saying Goodbye To Suicide And Yes To A Life Worth Living

Letting go of suicide means I have to let it all go, let it all out.

Dear Suicide, I don't know how to start this. I want to write something deep and life-changing, but that's just too daunting. So I'll start with the facts before I have to do the hard part of breaking up with you.

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