Stories of Hope and Recovery

Rhett Miller’s Reason to Live

Musician Rhett Miller shares his suicide attempt story and why he's glad the Lifeline is here to help.

"I was able to come through it and carve out a life that I love."

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I Survived a Suicide Attempt: David Lilley

David Lilley survived a suicide attempt in his forties.

"I nearly missed out on a lot of my childrens' lives. It's been a real blessing to watch them grow into adults and be blessed with a grandchild."

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I Survived a Suicide Attempt: Jordan Burnham

Jordan Burnham bounced back after a surviving a suicide attempt in his teens.

"The main message is that you are not the only one going through these problems or can verbalize them and you can cope with them in a healthy way to get you through that."

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I Survived a Suicide Attempt: Terry Wise

Terry Wise survived a suicide attempt in her thirties and has since become a well-known author and speaker.

"If I was to sum up my life today, the word that I would use to describe it is fulfilling."

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I Survived a Suicide Attempt: Josh Rivedal

Josh's personal experience with the suicide of a family member aided him with his own struggles.

"People care, they love you, and they want to support you. There's somebody and something in this world that is better because you're around. I know it might be hard to see, but it's there. Explore and look for that. You're important and you matter. If you could stick around for that, you'd be helping tremendously. Just because you've been in one place at one point doesn't mean you can't make an incredible life for yourself and help other people. Everybody's important and everybody matters. Just because you don't see it right now doesn't mean it's not true."

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