I'm on the right, next to my best friend Leonie. In this picture I'm sixteen, she's fifteen. We're sitting in a twin baby buggy. As one does. By Anne McDonald I lived in St Nicholas Hospital until I turned eighteen. Until I was sixteen I was totally unable to communicate with any adult because I … Continue reading Fourteen Years In An Institution
A Reflective Commentary On Real Happiness The ability to remain positive in challenging times is what separates those in 2019 who are highly functioning and others who scratch their head and can't figure out "what the hell is going on." Accountability and Responsibility for yourself is your #1 responsibility in 2019. Why do I write … Continue reading Upbeat, Positive, and Inspired
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A Commentary That Has Me Nervous by Mitch Santell It has always been my view that until the truth smacks you in the face, you are not going to see it or listen to it or discuss what you have discovered with others. Here in South Orange County, California, we are getting more and more … Continue reading Homeless In South Orange County Calif
A Commentary that makes me scratch my hair by Mitch Santell No subject is discussed more within the "Truther Community" than Predictive Programming. So many times, when I drink my morning coffee and plan my day, I start having thoughts on what I want to accomplish or blog posts I want to write or preparing … Continue reading Predictive Programming Or Mass Extinction?
The most important thing for me is that those around you know that they are loved. May this posting inspire you too. Why did it inspire me? As a kid growing up my Aunt Shirlee’s best friend’s brother committed suicide. My Aunt’s friend was never the same after that. Please heed this man’s advice. It is spot on!
Teen suicide has risen dramatically in the last 20 years, and one of the best ways we can help is to encourage depressed and vulnerable young people to TALK ABOUT IT.
Hey, I’ve been there.
I tried to commit suicide in my early 20s. The details are in a couple blogs I wrote in December 2016, and in my book. The bottom line is I felt NOBODY could help me.
Nobody understood how I felt, or so I told myself, so I internalized everything until it nearly killed me.
In this world of pretend smiles and fake social media portraits, many are under the mistaken impression that you’re all alone. Thousands, MILLIONS around the world over the years have been exactly where you are.
My son also came within a few seconds of attempting suicide. Thank GOD he didn’t. Here’s a pic of us, along with my lovely bride of…
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Reflections After A 5150 Lockdown by Mitch Santell Today we will celebrate a significant achievement in our home. What is it? It has been 120 days since my daughter admitted herself on a 5150 lockdown. Why? My daughter is disabled but highly functioning with a cognitive disorder. She had a total meltdown, and I had … Continue reading After The Chaos Of A Crisis