Nick Cerda

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Our Deadly Secret- Suicide [what can I do?]

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I get the invitation every morning when I wake up to actually live a life of complete engagement, a life of whimsy, a life where love does. It doesn’t come in an envelope. It’s ushered in by a sunrise, the sound of a bird, or the smell of coffee drifting lazily from the kitchen. It’s the invitation to actually live, to fully participate in this amazing life for one more day. -Bob Goff Love Does

I share the quote above because I believe it represents one way in which people view life. At the same time there are incredibly gifted, talented, funny, joyful, kind, caring, incredible people that struggle to simply get out of bed in the morning or want to live.

These people don’t want to struggle with depression, bi-polar or other mental illnesses. But they do.

I’ve read stuff online the past few days that points fingers, casts blame, calls names and is all around, what I would consider, a destructive approach to mental illness.

Yesterday, I posted my brief story of my personal interaction with suicide. You can read that post here. I had no idea the reach it would have. If there’s one thing I learned from sharing that post is that there’s power in the words…

Me too

Today, in an effort to educate and better understand I share two resources I’ve been digesting lately.

There’s Nothing Selfish About Suicide
Hope On The Golden Gate Bridge

What articles, posts, or words of advice have you found helpful in your understanding and education of mental illness? Please share in the comments below, via social media or by email info[at]

About Nick Cerda

I'm Nick Cerda; I help people take the next step to fulfill dreams and live better lives. My wife and I live in Asheville, North Carolina with our 3 children. Follow me on twitter, friend me on facebook, or email me.

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