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In the Wake of Suicide: What Caretakers & Survivors Should Know

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In the Wake of Suicide: What Caretakers & Survivors Should Know

Originally written in September 2016, this piece served as a reflection on National Suicide Prevention Month and an exploration of how we might keep the conversation going throughout the year.

Now, in the wake of the deaths by suicide of beloved Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, I feel called to share again what it's like to survive the death of a loved one who has ended his or her own life.

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Want to Rewrite Your Life Story? 4 Things you Need to Know.

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Want to Rewrite Your Life Story? 4 Things you Need to Know.

The concept of rewriting your life story has been the focus of magazines, talk shows, self-help forums, and the therapy community for decades now. Rooted in narrative therapy, it's one of my favorite approaches to self-improvement, yet I think there are some automatic, subconscious thoughts that pop up for people when the topic comes up.

In this article, we'll take a look at four common beliefs that often get in the way before real progress can take place. With each, I'll give some jumping off points that may just encourage you to challenge some of your blocking beliefs about your ability to rewrite your own story.

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