Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Hi, as we all knew, Thursday 10th September was ‘Suicide Prevention Day’. A day where the whole world was united in the sharing and expression of grief over the tragic loss of love one’s to suicide. Here In New Zealand we lost 685 lives to suicide for the 12 month period ending in…

Hope despite being depressed

Hope despite being depressed

Hope…

It’s such an emotionally loaded word.

It is also a concept characteristically hard to define. It can be even harder to apply practically in our own lives. We all know the stats of NZ and Aus suicides and have experienced the strong undercurrent of depression and isolation. All too often people cannot see hope – all they see is their circumstances, and that includes myself.