La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative

Stories of Survival

"Redemption" by Dese'Rae L. Stage

(Paul G. Quinnett Lived Experience Writing Contest)

"I tried to kill myself in the summer of 2006. I was 23. I spent a month deeply entrenched in an exhaustive cycle of breaking up and getting back together with Emma, the girl I'd loved for three years..."
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Surviving Suicide: The Difference Between Being Spared or Being Saved

by Jo Harvey on September 7, 2015 in Behavioral Health, Health and Wellness

"As I type these words I can feel my anxiety rise, knowing the stigma surrounding suicide (or attempted suicide) surpasses that of addiction or even mental illness...."
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Would you like to submit your story?
Please contact Geri Mulliner (RN) at 608 775-3689 or GLMullin@gundersenhealth.org