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 Brandis

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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Did Jim Morrison Commit Suicide?

I am John Densmore. Doors drummer, writer, and activist. Our lead singer, my blood brother, Jim Morrison took his life.I wouldn’t say he was suicidal. He committed slow suicide via alcohol. I’m also staggered about Robin Williams checking out. My first book, Riders on the Storm, I closed out the book saying that these tragedies that have been in my life have made me cherish life. It’s really valuable to try and hang in there. I know there are…

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Danielle Harris – People Magazine

Al of us at the LifeAfter Project recently had the distinct honor of working with actress, Danielle Harris, her husband David and their dog, Thor. Danielle and David are expecting their first child, a son. I have been friends with Danielle for several years and I am very happy for the two of them. People magazine reached out to her for the exclusive story. Danielle, who had planned on being involved with the LifeAfter Project, contacted me to do…

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The Fallen

We’ve all known someone who seemed to have struggles within themselves. Who hasn’t experienced struggles and pain, for that matter? Inner struggles are a natural part of life. Some people can handle them and some aren’t as fortunate. My brother Patrick was one of the latter. He was four years older than me and was my best friend. He was the reason I got into music. He had his bouts with depression. Also with drugs and alcohol. That’s a…

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“Calm Down and Call Your Therapist”

When I am in the throws of a major depressive episode, being told to calm down – or to call my therapist, infuriates me. What I need, is someone who will listen to me, not just pass me off. What I need is someone who will hold my hand and kiss my cheek, not someone who will tell me to “calm down.” What I need is space, music, exercise, chocolate and sleep. What I need is for someone to say,…

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My Life with Major Depressive Disorder

For as long as I can remember, I’ve lived with an illness that for the most part goes unseen. To this day it is still difficult for friends and family to wrap their head around because on the outside: I look Ok. It’s an invisible illness. I didn’t catch it, and it wasn’t something that just happened to me one day out of the blue. As a child, there were subtle signs. As I grew older, they became more…

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Life is Beautiful

It really is. My life motto is “La Dolce Vita.” But obviously, a sweet life doesn’t come without sadness, tragedy, heartbreak, and sickness. It takes a lot of work to see beyond the dark stuff and just focus on the goodness. As the Dalai Lama said, “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” But for some of us, that is easier than for others. What country, zip code and family you were born into may dictate certain…

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