A Shoulder for Many Attempts

A Shoulder for Many Attempts

By Rocky Hayes, SJ4H Board Member  You could save someone’s life…you probably already have. Never underestimate the struggle of anyone in your life. Actions and words do not always pave the way of understanding the pain someone is going through. Anyone, truly anyone,...
It Doesn’t Start When It Ends

It Doesn’t Start When It Ends

Normally when writing a blog post I would discuss the impacts that suicide has on those left behind, the survivors. As I’ve continued to work with families that have been impacted I also have spoken with bystanders who may have been indirectly impacted or knew the...
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...