It is with hope when I speak or write a post about Suicide that the information makes a difference. I have learned that the language I use, are my thoughts and feelings, because of my truth. I own my breath and the message I write are my thoughts put on paper. I am responsible for my thoughts and how I present my message. It is always with My truth that I write and that is what I am responsible for. I have learned that how I talk about Suicide #MakesADifference: Language is the key, words that we use to express...
I Remember The sound of her crying .. When they told her our Babba died.. I remember so many things - (the one thing I want to remember - but I can't .. I've tried so hard .. It's not coming back .. Not yet..) I wish I could ask her how to do this .. "Grief" - it's too much for me to handle .. I remember when our brother Stanley died and she said - "our children are suppose to bury us .. Not us burying our children " I now know .. What she meant .. I...
About a year, ago, I sat with our Mother, talking about some touchy topics. While sitting there I noticed she was in a good place and she asked if we could package up some cards & ribbons for a large order I had received. While sitting there, my Parents and I talked about the act of suicide, and the stigmas attached. I asked both of them: “Why did our generation and older not talk about Suicide?” Dad: “We were taught not to talk about it” Mom: “If we talked about it, we were hushed” Dad: “Pressure from the church, the...
This morning was quite emotional, my thoughts wandered to a time 5 years ago. I remember writing at 7:44: "My sons - Jacob Tom, Quinnton Tom & Ulandio Stryker Ramsey: Today is a new - a new beginning Wherever you are - what ever you are doing - do it with pride and dignity. Take today as a blessing - a new start.. Don't take for granted all the blessings that come your way - no matter how minute .. Or how trivial it may seem. Don't take advantage of people but do take advantage of opportunities. Above all -...
Quinnton decided on that October day that he wanted to die, and nothing was going to stop him. He was showing signs and speaking of his pending suicide, this frightened but a few people. My son knew death was forever and a lot of peoples’ lives would be devastated including mine. I remember him saying “You can do it – you will live though it – because you are My Mother” "That is not what I want to do”.. his response - ”Mom it is what-what it is..” His heart was shattered when we spoke, his world was turned upside...
- CC Walk 2019