Are You Busy Living?

“Get busy living, or get busy dying.” Stephen King That is a fantastic quote that pretty much sums up taking positive action in life. There’s one thing I know for sure, and it’s that we have all been influenced at some point in our lives by substances, whether it be through peer pressure or conditioned to them from childhood. Substance abuse has been a common theme in both sides of my family and has even taken the life of…

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Walking Dead Actress Addy Miller to Join the LifeAfter Project

July 25, 2017 For Immediate Release: Contact: Michael Strider – striderimage@gmail.com Actress Addy Miller has decided to join forces with the LifeAfter Project. Miller is no stranger to the spotlight. She began her career at the young age of four. Since then she has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows. Her most famous is one you may recognize. It’s a TV show called, The Walking Dead. “When I first heard of the LifeAfter Project, and all that it…

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Open Letter Challenge to All Musicians & Hollywood Elite

Chester Bennington Linkin Park

Open Letter Challenge to All Musicians & Hollywood Elite We, the fans, and dare I say, family, have lost yet another member of our tight-knit community. This loss was not due to a reckless lifestyle, something as simple as a traffic accident, or as terrible as a random act of terrorism. Instead, this loss was the result of desperation, anguish, loneliness, depression or whatever internal demons could have driven Chester Bennington to such lengths. These demons are the same…

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Why I Advocate For Mental Health

Why am I an advocate for mental health? I believe it is critical for there to be education and access to health care for everyone, and those needing mental health services. I would love to see the stigma of mental illness removed. Having experienced PTSD as well as depression and anxiety in my life, seeing family members suffer from some of these kinds of conditions, as well as relatives suffering from conditions such as alcoholism and drug addiction to…

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My Grandfather’s Silent War With His Depressed Mind

My Grandfather suffered from schizophrenia. My mom used to tell me the after he came back from the Second War world (he was in the resistance) he was never the same. His illness just got worse, and he would sometimes have severe episodes, in which he would run up into the mountains thinking the war was back. Or, after he lost his business because his partner ripped him off, he was up entire nights going over the numbers in…

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An Honest Alcoholic and the Fallout

Have you ever wondered why people stay – when they should go? Addiction, multifaceted and annihilating Addiction, multifaceted and annihilating even makes the alcoholic cringe, hating himself. One of the best essays on this topic was recently published on Feminine Collective. Written by Robert DeFino, “My Relapse” is his journey laced with beer and melancholy. “I thought to myself, “There is no way that it could ever get any worse than this.” But it did get worse, it always does….

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Questions About Suicide Prevention?

The profits from the LifeAfter Project will benefit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Dr. Draper, Director of the organization, has agreed to answer questions from followers of the Project. The holidays are a particularly difficult time for people struggling with mental illness. This is a great opportunity to learn more about suicide prevention and the effects of mental illness in our society. Please submit your questions by email December 19th – 26th.

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Just Jonathan

After more than a decade of silence, actress Danielle Harris speaks intimately, and exclusively for the LifeAfter Project, about the death of her best friend, actor Jonathan Brandis. Jonathan spent most of his life in the entertainment industry. While growing up, his main competition were kids such as Leonardo Decaprio and River Phoenix. Without warning, at 27 years old, Jonathan Brandis committed suicide on November 12, 2003, outside his apartment in West Hollywood. He did not leave a note…

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 2016

Senator Harry Reid introduced a resolution to the UNted States Senate in 1999.   His proposition was to create a day for family and loved ones of those who have committed suicide to come together to show love and compassion. Reid’s father committed suicide and therefore he had a personal interest in creating a national gathering of support. Very quickly communities all over the globe began to recognize the day. The name was changed to International Survivors of Suicide Loss…

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What You Should Know About Those Who’ve Died by Suicide, as Told by Their Loved Ones

Click below for a very interesting and informative article regarding individuals who have committed suicide.  What we as a society think of those people and the reality of what their life was like before making their decision. Reposted from the original article in The Mighty  By Sarah Schuster https://themighty.com/2016/11/what-kind-of-people-attempt-suicide/

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