Save Our Spirits

Dedicated to helping you get in touch with your spirit and with life again.
Dedicated to promoting wellness and a sense of being whole in all areas of our lives.
Dedicated to helping people live their lives joyfully, strongly, fully and freely.

Become whole. Become who you are in the here and now.
Become who you were created to be - a reflection of love.
   Heal your body.      Heal your mind.      Heal your soul.

Help for survivors

This page is being built but here is some info to start.

                                 help for survivors of suicide


“Why Suicide” by Eric Marcus.


“A must-read book for anyone whose life has been touched by suicide. It’s compassionate, informative, and heartfelt. Do yourself a favor and start the healing with this splendid book!” — Dear Abby

Welcome to my blog, which grew out of my experience as a suicide survivor and my experience writing Why Suicide? (see below). On occasion I’ll be posting an essay based on something I’ve read, someone I’ve met, an experience I’ve had, or just a memory of someone in my life who took his or her life. If you have a thought on something I’ve written, I hope you won’t hesitate to join the conversation by leaving a comment.


We as a nation, and the world, have lost another great light and someone who brought much love and laughter to this world. While much beauty often comes out of much suffering and pain, with every death by suicide we lose something of ourselves in this world because we are all connected.  My heart cries for all who lose loved ones to suicide.

"As we mourn the loss of Robin Williams to depression, we must recognize it as an opportunity to engage in a national conversation," Lisa Kovitz, an executive vice president and media relations expert in Edelman’s New York office, wrote. "His death yesterday created a carpe diem moment for mental health professionals and those people who have suffered with depression and want to make a point about the condition and the system that treats it. There’s a very careful line they need to walk so as to not seem exploitive of a terrible situation but at the same time, it is a national teachable moment that shouldn’t be ignored."


Sometimes doing something to help bring about changes can help to resolve the pain and can bring a lasting legacy of change on behalf of your loved ones who have died by suicide. Going through my own journey, writing the books and putting together this web site have helped my own wounds to heal. Suicide seems to be a very, very difficult type of death to come to terms with still in this day and age, leaving many questions, isolation and difficulty healing for the survivors. Questions are many and answers not so many at times.


I have seen some very profound and great changes come about in this world out of extreme pain and suffering. Here are some places to start for those that might be wondering what they can do to help stop suicides:
some ideas, tips and suggestions ---

Here is another from a well-known psychiatrist suggesting that we all need to start asking or demanding that changes be made and for programs that work. These programs are currently available but not on a wide scale and if we all start demanding changes or asking for changes then these changes will come about in time. We may not know the answers now but the doctors do know that there are some things that do work. Unless people start asking it is likely that changes will not be made or will be made at a very slow rate. if we do not ask then we will not receive.

Peter R. Breggin, MD: How to Help Deeply Disturbed Persons—Fourth in the" Simple Truth"

There are very, very good solutions to helping disturbed people, but they run counter to the drug companies, to the government programs, to organized medicine. We need the public to be demanding these things. [like Soteria House].


and they have a saying that schizophrenia exists between the members of the family and they [open diaglogues and caring, family-oriented programs] are so effective that they rarely use psychiatric drugs …. They have been so effective that the rate of schizophrenia is down to almost zero.


We [the doctors] are not ignorant about how to help people. …. But we need you, the public, to say “this is what we want, we want caring havens to go to when we are in desperation.”

                                                                                                                                                Peter Breggin, M.D. (Psychiatrist)

Go to 16:00 in the video and listen to the rest.


                                               Where can we start?

England seems to be starting the ball rolling in a very positive direction --- let's teach our kids some very necessary skills in school and elsewhere for a healthier person all the way around.  Our lives can be happier and healthier, including our emotional lives.


To commence Children's Mental Health Week (February 8-14) in the U.K., the Duchess of Cambridge is calling for stronger support for children's emotional well-being. In partnership with Place2BE, an organization that provides emotional support to children in school, Kate Middleton, a vocal supporter of adolescent issues, sat down to discuss the importance of providing young students with the assistance to "cope with life's challenges."

"Every child deserves to grow up knowing their potential and feeling confident that they won't fall at the first hurdle," The Duchess began. "With early support, they can learn to manage their emotions and feelings and know when to seek help," she later added.


                    I apologize if I seem to be yelling or excessively repeating myself in some ways.


                   Some days ... it just doesn't feel like anyone is listening or wanting to make any changes in mental health and I get very frustrated at times.  Sorry.

 A little helping hand is available:

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