Story Categories: Suicidal Thoughts

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 ideas...you 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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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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