I SEE BEAUTY IN YOU #SuicidePreventionMonth #poetry

   Like an exposed nerve You feel the pain of gentle wind Wondering when the pain will end But I pass by repeatedly wanting to say I see beauty in you Every single day I know your roots are uprooted  Protruding you can no longer hide The scars that tell your story  And the reasons [...]

THE CONVERSATION WITH V SLIM CONTINUES! #SuicidePreventionMonth

THE CONVERSATION WITH V SLIM CONTINUES! #SuicidePreventionMonth If you're just joining us you're cordially invited to rock with us from the beginning by clicking here! The First Lady of GrindHard Radio blessed this space with her transparency last week when she talked about her personal struggles and experience with Suicide. She set many a captive [...]

V SLIM EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – BLACK WOMEN & SUICIDE #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

 V SLIM EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - BLACK WOMEN & SUICIDE #WorldSuicidePreventionDay Didn't remember being on Blog Talk Radio's e-list that fall morning last year. It included suggested shows tailor made for me to listen to. Never really been an avid talk-radio listener, so I had probably caught a broadcast of some sort and signed up. The [...]

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH!

   SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH! As a (Volunteer) Suicide Crisis Hotline Counselor for two organizations (one's faith based, the other secular) I hear the same traumatic stories but expressed in different languages. I canNOT stress the importance of noticing the signs. Do not let stigma, embarrassment OR pride keep you from getting the [...]

WHEN YOU REGRET AN ANSWERED PRAYER

  WHEN YOU REGRET AN ANSWERED PRAYER I trudged up the stairs moving slower than usual. Tons of things on my mind and several thoughts I refused to address at the moment; having filed them away in my mental Rolodex. On my way to an answered prayer, I heard the words, "As Unto the LORD" as [...]

WHY I’M SO PASSIONATE ABOUT #SUICIDEPREVENTION

 God teach me the humility to know that in your hands I heal, without you I wound. Make me an instrument of healing. - Dr. Afshine Ash Emrani authenticitee was launched with the hurting in mind. It was important to me that anyone who stopped by experienced a non judgment zone and were acknowledged. Recognized. Those who needed [...]

YOU WERE NEVER MEANT TO LIVE ON THE BRIDGE |  Blogging Univ. Writing 101 Day 19 – MY LATEST #BLOG

   YOU WERE NEVER MEANT TO LIVE ON THE BRIDGE |  Blogging Univ. Writing 101 Day 19 - MY LATEST #BLOG SO darn grateful for a free writing assignment today! I get to write whatever comes to mind, say what I want, say what I feel & how I feel it. The only rules are there are no rules...including [...]

THE DAY I FOUND MY VOICE | Writing 101, Day Thirteen: Serially Found

THE DAY I FOUND MY VOICE Ever have one of those nightmares? The kind where you can't move or speak. It's as though you're being pinned down by a heavy weight. You wrestle and squirm underneath the unseen heaviness. Held down by the invisible, tossing, turning. Bound. I've been there. Literally. You try to scream. [...]