Story Categories: Recent Suicide Attempt

I Survived a Suicide Attempt: Leah Harris

Leah opens up about her previous suicide attempts and discusses what motivated her to keep pushing forward for life.

"Recovery is real. You can recover from this, even if you have symptoms. Those don’t mean you aren’t in a process of recovery. [Recovery] is really just a process of achieving the kind of life you want—not just an absence of symptoms, or feeling okay all the time, but that struggle where you have support to get on the path you want to get on."

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I Survived A Suicide Attempt: Pablo

Pablo plays a word game with himself to combat negative thinking, and it works!

"It’s just getting into the habit of recognizing it and then putting the brakes on it. And you just kind of keep doing that."

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I Survived A Suicide Attempt: Patty

Patty thinks that the world is populated with survivors and knows that sharing stories is an important part of tapping into that network.

"I think it’s important for me to tell my story because people survive all kinds of things...What I’ve seen coast to coast, if a person is a survivor, it’s important that people should know that."

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Bouncing Back After An Attempt

Jordan, a suicide attempt survivor, says he was better able to cope with his depression once he accepted it.

"It's important to have a healthy emotional balance...[and] the best way to find that is to know yourself…know what makes you happy."

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I Survived A Suicide Attempt: Keris

Keris, a former National Alliance on Mental Illness Board President, relies on a full schedule to help her lead a healthy lifestyle.

"My plan is just to keep busy…I just keep busy and make my work worthwhile."

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