2020

What a difference a year makes... When I first started this blog, my focal point was to do one blog a month and focus on one person a month specifically. The first person I chose to write about was my best friend Jaquan who tried to kill himself. What initially was supposed to be one … Continue reading 2020

JAQUANS JOURNEY: WHAT MADE MY BEST FRIEND WANT TO KILL HIMSELF? 6/6

Part 6: Jaquan The video you are about to watch is sad. It does have its happy moments, but overall, it is about a man, my best friend, who has been through so much, he tried to end his own life not once, but twice. Here is the answer to the question of what made … Continue reading JAQUANS JOURNEY: WHAT MADE MY BEST FRIEND WANT TO KILL HIMSELF? 6/6

JAQUANS JOURNEY: WHAT MADE MY BEST FRIEND WANT TO KILL HIMSELF? 5/6

Part 5: Communication or Lack Thereof Men don't talk about their problems. It's just not something we're programmed to do. At least I don't. If I have an issue or a problem, I deal with it alone until I find a solution. Its not always the smartest thing, but I feel as a man, it's … Continue reading JAQUANS JOURNEY: WHAT MADE MY BEST FRIEND WANT TO KILL HIMSELF? 5/6

Jaquans Journey: What Made My Best Friend Want to Kill Himself? 4/6

Part 4: Different Paths My mother, my sister, and I are the kind of people you can call at 3am as if it were 3pm. We always answer the phone, emergency or not. Sometimes people can't sleep and just want someone to talk to. Sometimes people are lost in the middle of the night and … Continue reading Jaquans Journey: What Made My Best Friend Want to Kill Himself? 4/6

JAQUANS JOURNEY: WHAT MADE MY BEST FRIEND WANT TO KILL HIMSELF? 3/6

Part 3: The Departure Music can help you in a lot of situations. Break up with a girl and your heart hurts, Adele's "Someone Like You". Want to lose weight but can't find motivation? Kanye West's "Stronger". Met the right guy and it's time to get down? "Bed" by J.Holiday. Feeling depressed and all alone, … Continue reading JAQUANS JOURNEY: WHAT MADE MY BEST FRIEND WANT TO KILL HIMSELF? 3/6

JAQUANS JOURNEY: WHAT MADE MY BEST FRIEND WANT TO KILL HIMSELF? 2/6

Part 2: The Change I am not a psychiatrist. I have never studied the human brain, nor have I ever done research on it. I don’t know the different kinds or levels of “Mental Health”. In the past, to me, you play with your shit in the toilet, you’re crazy. That’s it. I would hear … Continue reading JAQUANS JOURNEY: WHAT MADE MY BEST FRIEND WANT TO KILL HIMSELF? 2/6