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June 22, 2016 - No Comments!

Just Like Clockwork

TalkLife Moderator Alice talks about how difficult suicide can be but how important it is that we talk about it.

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“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” - Hellen Keller

Friendship is, in my opinion, one of the simplest and truest pleasures we can experience. Having been a TalkLife user for almost four years now, I have had plenty of opportunities to meet people, and to make some truly amazing friends. I also wholeheartedly believe that friends become just as important as family. They are often the ones who are holding our hands and walking with us through the dark.

Today I would like to talk about one particular friend. His name is Derrick. The reason I am talking about Derrick today, is because he passed away on the 22nd of June 2015. Derrick’s death was not an accident; it was a suicide. He was just 28 years old. He was engaged, to a beautiful young woman named Brittany; whom he met on TalkLife and loved very much. He also had a gorgeous British Bulldog named Hank. He loved music, particularly playing the guitar and photography. Read more

March 18, 2016 - 1 comment.

Welcome Jen!

Incredible TalkLifers! Please make a giant purple welcome for @jen who's joined our family this week. If you see Jen in the app please give her a massive high five

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If you haven’t heard of TalkLife, it’s where you find friends and a place to belong. There’s a huge community of people like you, who understand. Download for free on your Apple or Android device.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, and potentially at risk of self harm or suicide, it is important to seek professional help NOW. Click here for links to emergency help.

December 08, 2015 - No Comments!

Your Stories: Hannah Miller -Smack talk, turkey & surviving the holidays

TalkLife's Hannah Miller shares her journey through Thanksgiving and her top five tips to start conversations this holiday period.

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“Are you nervous?” - Mom

“Extremely.” - Me

“Why?” - Mom

Seriously? She knows why. She's just in denial. But her little girl came out a month ago. And now, pulling up to Thanksgiving to see the rest of the family, I am more than nervous.

I know. It's fucked up. But a part of me wanted my family to treat me badly because of this. I wanted to have a reason to feel low. So I can continue to sit in this. And have no reason to change.

I felt the tension. Most them already knew via smack talk and my Instagram account. But no one had ever asked me face to face or ever shot me a text.

They started the conversation with, “Where is he?” (My ex), and left me with an open plate for filling. Read more