"I can do anything good."

I know there are days when we feel down, when we feel anything but good about ourselves (I just had ...

Make your own purpose in life, not a list of things to change

In 2000, retired Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple lost his 15-year-old son Jeffrey to suicide. He went through a downward spiral aft...

It's a disease; it's no one's fault

I am currently working on a story for the Oakland Press’ Christmas paper about three children, betwe...

Trust me. People care.

Suicide first personally affected me when I was only 13 — when my uncle shot himself in the chest when he was in his car in a parking lot....

Giving Christmas to a family who lost their father

For families spending their first Christmas after the death of a loved one, their holidays aren't so "merry" this year. For ...

Media: memorializing a life does not mean we're glorifying suicide

I know that people accuse the media of “glorifying” suicide. I have heard people say that, by talking about suicide, the idea is put in peo...