Via:Laughter & Tears: Healing for the Soul
Giggle On Survivor of Suicide Loss Interview Series
Socrates once said, “The comic and the tragic lie inseparable close, like light and shadow.” The Two Jims embodied light and dark, as do we all. With the darkness comes light. With light we Giggle On!
Aside from my love of encouraging people to laugh, Giggle On was created as a way for me to talk about my experience with depression, mental illness and the aftermath of suicide. I learned a lot shedding buckets of tears.
I am not a mental health professional nor do I provide counseling services. I am simply doing my part to raise awareness about issues that touched my life.
Free download of e-book “Suicide Sucks” by Christa Scalies, available here.
Crisis Text Line (for teens) Text “START” to 741-741
Why Funny People Kill Themselves (article, and yes, we GET it…) #RobinWilliams
Crisis Text Line Text “LISTEN” to 741-741
Mental Health (stories of recovery Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia)
Mental Health Resources from Compeer (recommended link)
Kit Johnson (God made Kit bipolar and funny)
Laugh for No Reason by Dr. Madan Kataria
The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way by Dr. Wayne Dyer
After Life: Answers from the Other Side by John Edward
Conversations with the Spirit World: Souls who have ended their lives speak from above by Lisa Moskowitz-Mateu
After-Death Communication by Emma Heathcote-James
Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1 (Vol 3) by Neale Donald Walsch
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott
Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentis
The Healing Power of Humor by Allen Klein
Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor by Rev. Susan Sparks
The Happiness Equation: 100 Factors That Can Add To or Subtract From Your Happiness by Bridget Grenville-Cleave and Ilona Boniwell, Ph.D. with Trine D. Tessine, Ph.D.
Smile for No Good Reason by Dr. Lee Jampolsky
The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles by Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.
Using Humor to Maximize Living: Connecting With Humor by Mary Kay Morrison
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Humor: The Lighter Path to Resilience and Health by Paul McGhee, Ph.D.
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
Happy Yoga: 7 Reasons Why There’s Nothing to Worry About by Steve Ross
Turning the Mind Into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham
Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way: Creating Happiness with Meditation, Yoga, and Ayurveda by Nancy Liebler, Pd.D., and Sandra Moss, M.S.P.H.
Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing by Tim McCall, M.D.
The Afterlife Experiments: Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life After Death by Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives by Michael Newton, Ph.D.
Books for Children & Teens (Suggestions by Gilly Cannon)
After a Suicide: An Activity Book for Grieving Kids The Dougy Center
* If you have mental health/grief/suicide related resources you’d like me to consider adding to this page, please CONTACT ME HERE.
Disclaimer: Christa Scalies is not a psychiatrist or a therapist. If you or your loved one is in immediate danger, call 911 immediately.
If you or someone you know is in a suicidal crisis, requires information about mental health resources or any other crisis situation, call the trained staff at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
You can view a list of suicide prevention hotlines in other countries by visiting http://www.befrienders.org/