A deacon’s daughter loses the battle with bipolar disorder: “She was a beautiful child of God” – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

A deacon’s daughter loses the battle with bipolar disorder: “She was a beautiful child of God” – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

I received an email yesterday from Deacon Ed Shoener, from the Diocese of Scranton. I met Ed when we were in Rome for the Jubilee for Deacons in May, and he thought I might want to post this item a…

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To Those Who Call Me Brave for Sharing About Surviving Suicide Loss

To Those Who Call Me Brave for Sharing About Surviving Suicide Loss

ThinkstockPhotos-505503061-320x222Why she’s chosen to wear her heart on her sleeve.

People tell me that I am brave. I’m really not. They tell me that it takes courage to share my story, my loss with others. I don’t know. For me, there is no other way to wear this new aspect of self that is forever ingrained in me. I am a survivor of suicide loss. I didn’t ask for any of this and in truth, I would go back in an instant to the me that I was before: before my father’s suicide, before I became a survivor, before life as I knew it was forever altered. But I can’t.

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Concussions can prove deadly: A single brain injury dramatically increases risk of suicide – Salon.com

New research out of Canada indicates that even minor trauma can jeopardize our long-term health

As the Panthers and Broncos faced off in the third quarter of the Super Bowl, wide receiver Philly Brown suffered a possible concussion—and to the disappointment of Panthers fans, he never returned to the game. But for good reason: concussions are now known to be much more serious injuries than once thought. And the danger may not be limited to the immediate repercussions. Researchers have already linked more severe traumatic brain injury to later suicide—particularly in military veterans and professional athletes—and have more recently explored the connection between concussion and depression….

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