Surviving Suicide.. My Journey

My Name Is Karen And I Am A Survivor

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The Ultimate Fight

I haven't written in so long because I just haven't had the courage to tell my story the last couple of years. My story is my journey, it is my way to try to help others. It has been almost... Continue Reading →

As another holiday that we enjoyed as a family came to a close, I found myself more consumed with loneliness and depression than normal. Everyday I struggle to figure out why this year seems so much more difficult than last year. The... Continue Reading →

Memories of Yesterday

Every once in a while I have a few days where everything that I see reminds me of you. This week has been one of those weeks. I am not sure if it is because summer is here and we... Continue Reading →

Soul Searching

There comes a time in a person's life when they have to decide to let go of the guilt and trauma from the past and try to move forward. I have done a lot of soul searching over the last... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day

So, today marks yet another Mother's Day without you and just like the first one in 1995, it is still one of the hardest days of the year for me. The toughest part for me today is that there are... Continue Reading →


When I started writing my blog to share how I survived losing loved ones to suicide and addiction, the purpose was to help just one person. I had no idea that the person I was helping the most was myself.... Continue Reading →

Your 35th Birthday

Today would have been your 35th birthday and your loss is still felt so heavily. It has been 13 years since you made the decision to die by suicide. 13 long painful years and on days like today, I feel... Continue Reading →

If I Could

It seems like I spend a lot of time these days thinking about what I would change in my past if I change just one thing. I, like most suicide survivors, would go back to that horrible day and start... Continue Reading →

In Memory Of..

This week we lost a warrior.. a fellow survivor. I know that I am not the only one who woke up today feeling a tremendous feeling of loss and vulnerability. This week everyone who has ever been touched by mental... Continue Reading →

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