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Community of Hope

This page is dedicated to bringing suicide out of the darkness and into the light! If you have lost a loved one to suicide, or suffered from depression, this is a chance for us to carry each others’ burdens and share hope. There are no judgments here–I am in the trenches with you. On any given day I struggle with anger, fear, sorrow, and a host of other emotions, as I process through grief.

But, I also declare the truth over my loss, and open myself to the reality of now being in the category “Survivor of Suicide”.  God is not through with my story and I long to be a witness of hope in the midst of sorrow. I will post discussion prompts, polls, and any kind of information that I deem useful on this page. Feel free to join in at any time and share your experiences.

 


 

15 Comments

  1. This is a great idea, bkmoore. I have survivied with clinical depression since around 7th grade. On 9.14.14 I attempted suicide and was hospitalized for two weeks. My story is located here if others would like to read it – http://wp.me/p5HZgm-1v

    God bless your soul for what you are doing for others.

    🙂 Chris

    • Thank you for sharing your story with me!

  2. I found your blog through Chris (thank you Chris!) and I so commend you for what you are doing. Losing someone to suicide creates so many complex layers of grief and emotion. Having never blogged before or even journaled privately, I’ve just started sharing on here in hopes that it may help others and maybe even myself in the process. Blessings to you and your family.
    https://letterstotheirfather.wordpress.com

  3. I see you are active with AFSP. Just completed the National Walk (Overnight) at Dallas a couple of weeks ago. Good Bunch.

    • I want to do an overnight at some point, but I was so glad that I did the walk last year. All of the special touches encouraged me greatly and AFSP has become a great resource.

      • Yea, the candles were special. The people there are all angels. As much as it raises money for a cause that is so relevant, it is about the spirit of the event.at

  4. Hello, Karisa. I loved checking out your blog. What very important work you are doing. I’ve have suffered from depression in the past and know what a battle it is. Thanks for your honesty and transparency.

    • Karisa Moore Karisa Moore

      Thanks Bonnie. If you don’t mind sharing, what helped you win the battle? Do you have any habits that you do no matter what feelings.come?

      • Sorry Karisa. Somehow your response never got to me-I’m still trying to figure this whole blog thing out! You asked me how I overcame depression. I don’t know if anyone ever completely overcomes this tendency. I’m on my feet now, however, and haven’t had a set back in more than ten years. Obviously, my faith was an integral part. I think forgiveness for past hurts was key. I can’t believe what I heard on the radio today: the suicide rate is higher than it has been in any time since the Great Depression. Incredible.

      • Karisa Moore Karisa Moore

        Forgiveness heals so much heartache. While the stats are daunting I take comfort in the fact that you, I, and many others are turning from despair and choosing hope. Weiare turning the tide Bonnie. Thank you for being a part.

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