This... is what happened that day. When we arrived at the Hamilton Center in Terre Haute, we were immediately stopped at the door by a man pointing an object at my head. I knew it was a thermometer, even though he never said, I need to take your temperature. He just got in my face and started ... Read More about The Hamilton Center-A BIG MISS!
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The day before Joe died, I was sitting in the parking lot at Sams Club drafting a text to all six kids. I planned to tell them about their dad's depression—not the cause—but the severity. I had been planning to do that earlier in the week, also. I'd taken him to the Hamilton Center to have an ... Read More about He Was Our Superman
As I maneuvered through the electroshock therapy at the end of the Tough Mudder course and stated (out loud) that "This was going to be easy!" the attendant on duty shouted into his microphone... "DID YOU HEAR WHAT SHE JUST SAID!? SHE SAID IT'S GOING TO BE EASY! I DON'T WANT THIS TO BE EASY! I WANT ... Read More about True Grit
It's been nearly one year now since Joe died, by suicide. Even speaking those three words and forming a sentence with them- since Joe died- is still hard to believe. It doesn't seem real. I hope that my mind will one day acknowledge and accept that he is gone. Death by suicide comes with many ... Read More about Desperate, Not Selfish
"People that commit suicide don't wanna die, they just want the pain to stop." -Joe Beckley That's what Joe told me two weeks before taking his own life. After he walked into the house and handed me his gun. "I took it to the shop, I put it in my mouth, and held it against my head. I am so ... Read More about Suicide