Bullying: You Can’t Just Get Over It

Bullying: You Can’t Just Get Over It

Suicide within our community has been progressively increasing year over year. The numbers in our state rank among some of the highest in the country. This understandably isn’t an award anyone wants. Even more recent, we have had children taking their lives because of...
Are We Lucky?

Are We Lucky?

By Brad Hearst Recently, I had the privilege of going on a business trip for my employer. After wrapping up the first day of the conference a fellow co-worker and I went to a restaurant for a beer and some recapping. After a day of socializing and presenting my tank...
The First Anniversary

The First Anniversary

By Brad Hearst Throughout our life we have many important dates in our lives known as anniversaries. We have wedding anniversaries, class reunions and birthdays that are all dates that represent a positive memory (depending on your age). One anniversary that...
New Year, New You

New Year, New You

By Brad Hearst This time of year, we hear the phrase, “New Year, New You” thrown around quite a bit. It can have a different connotation to each person. For some this means getting back into a workout routine or restructuring their diet to create a healthier body. For...
Finding Hope

Finding Hope

By Brad Hearst The morning waking up after my brother’s passing by suicide was one of the most difficult days on which I’ve ever been challenged. I myself, felt like throwing in the towel. I had no drive to get out of bed, no desire to go to work and certainly...
Relating Suicide to Other Losses: Gold Star Families

Relating Suicide to Other Losses: Gold Star Families

By Brad Hearst Since my brothers passing, all I’ve heard is how suicide loss is like no other loss. You can’t compare it to anything else because there is no other loss like it. Which I won’t disagree with. As time has passed, I’ve encountered other losses and learned...