If only you had the capacity for truth. For someone so concerned with being "cybermobbed" via the use of "sophisticated software," you're doing a bang up job of cybermobbing and bullying ME. This is harassment, and it has been consistent since January. Your constant yarns are irritating, but what's really upsetting is that I'm in fear for my safety—your capacity for physical harm is documented right alongside the verbal abuse you inflict, and I have no recourse. But I'll document it here for anyone reading your drivel.

I am afraid for my safety.

The supposed victim is actually the perpetrator here, and I am afraid for my safety. Delete this if you want, but I keep my receipts, and I'll certainly be taking a screenshot.


Turns out the feelings don’t get any less complicated

My dad how I remember him

This piece was originally published by xoJane (RIP) on January 9, 2015 with the title “IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Dad Died in Prison Years Ago, but He Keeps Breaking My Heart.”

My father died at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital on March 1, 2008 at 12:08 p.m. It was a Saturday…


Patrick Warren, Sr., Shot to Death by Officer During Mental Health Welfare Check

Patrick Warren, Sr., was killed by a police officer in Killeen, TX, on Sunday, 1/10/21.

Patrick Warren, Sr., a pastor in Killeen, TX, was killed by officer Reynaldo Contreras during a welfare check on Sunday. When Warren showed signs of emotional distress, his family called 911 for assistance. Killeen is located in Bell County, which employs Mental Health Deputies—officers trained in crisis intervention whose goal…


Suicide Rates May Be Lowest During the Holidays, but You Should Still Check on Your People

Suicide rates are lowest in December.

One of the biggest myths about suicide is that people end their lives in larger numbers during the holidays. This is not true.

I used to make sure to discuss this myth every year on my social channels because it’s inaccurate, and I got tired of seeing media pushes and…


On the Suicide Hierarchy: Serious Attempts Versus Non-Serious Attempts

(This post was originally published on the Live Through This blog on September 5, 2020.)

So, let’s talk about this weird hierarchy around “serious” or “medically serious” suicide attempts versus “non-serious” ones. In short, it’s harmful to all of us with lived experience of suicidal intensity of any kind.

Based…


The suicide rates keep rising, so why do we keep doing the same things over and over?

I hate National Suicide Prevention Month.

(This post was originally published on the Live Through This blog on September 1, 2020.)

I always feel so pressured to participate in Suicide Prevention Month when I don’t particularly want to and don’t, at this point, see much value in it.

The reality is that all the same messaging…


Suicide is all over the news this week. It’s hard to avoid right now. It’s a difficult topic to think and talk about on the best of days, let alone when you’re being bombarded left and right by news reports and social media posts.

Photo: David Scott Holloway

As with Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain’s…


You’ve probably heard by now that Kate Spade died from suicide. Please be informed regarding how to share this news with your networks. …


I learned last night that Amy Bleuel, founder of Project Semicolon, died by suicide last week. In sitting with the news and trying to find clarity, I keep thinking of my colleagues. Suicide prevention work is done almost exclusively by people who have lost someone to suicide or who have…


It’s been two years since Robin Williams died, and I still can’t watch anything he’s been in without feeling a deep pang of sadness. For decades, we watched him play characters that touched different parts of us. The range of emotion he masterfully portrayed over the years — and in…

Dese'Rae L. Stage

Dese’Rae L. Stage is an artist, mom, suicidologist, speaker, student, & activist based in Philadelphia, PA. deseraestage.com & livethroughthis.org

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