Don’t let suicide kill you: Nine stories of survival and recovery, is a book of stories by survivors of suicidal crises. Six of these stories are here, as podcasts. They are stories of hope and recovery - none of them contain graphic descriptions of suicide attempts or traumatic events. Rather, they explore - each in remarkably different ways - the impact of these events on the author, and how they got through the toughest of times.
So listen now, to these tales of wisdom, courage, compassion, kindness, insight and humanity.
Holding Hands With My Dark Passenger
Sometimes she likes to shock people with a candid description of the ghastly parts of her life. She has a colourful story. READ BY PREMA RA
I am on my knees outside my house, in the dust and the bare, sandy earth and rock. All around me lie the ruins of my Great Garden. READ BY ROB
have always found it grounding to be up off the ground. I sit on my favourite wooden bench with my legs crossed while I wait for him. READ BY M.E. MOORE
Postcards From Home
I live my life in postcards. A fragmented existence, caught in windows of time. A postcard can say so much. It captures a finite moment or place. BY MAGGIE W
There are moments in life when someone’s whole fate and future is decided by a singular and powerful event. For me, this happened eight years ago when I was dragged thirty metres down a hill, underneath a car.. READ BY MAXIM HAIM
Raise Your Spirit High Over Cannon Fire
She first spoke with Death on a tired day when all the colours of the people, the walls and the chairs turned an airless grey. READ BY FRANCES ALIZAARD