Author Archives: Kim

To Be-Friend or Not To Be-Friend? by M’Chele Johnson

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“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” 
― Anaïs NinThe Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

I believe that we are all faced with certain lessons in our lives, that until they are learned, they will continue to be repeated until we finally ‘get it.’

For me, one of my biggest, repetitive hurdles was in the arena of friendships.

  

The Day my Boyfriend Committed Suicide

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“Did you really want to die?”
“No one commits suicide because they want to die.”
“Then why do they do it?”
“Because they want to stop the pain.” 
― Tiffanie DeBartolo

It may not be a well-known fact, however, a whopping 8% of adults with experience major depression at some time in their lives (source CMHA). This is not counting those undiagnosed, which includes people who do not recognize the signs, some of those on the streets, and more.

  
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