Writing, whether for broadcast or print, has been my vocation for many years, but nowadays I see it as much more than that. Over time I’ve come to believe that writing can open doors along the path towards hope and healing.
Peggy Riley Thomson is a journalist who has reported for a variety of news organizations, including ABC News, National Public Radio and the BBC. Her work has also appeared in The Sunday Times of London, as well as in a number of other publications in the United States and Great Britain.
… And yet nothing I’ve ever done as a journalist can compare to the joy–or the heartache–I’ve experienced as a mother.
You want to turn away. And so you do, which is understandable. After all suicide is a subject that few of us wish to think–much less talk–about, which may be exactly why raising awareness is so important. Uncomfortable though it may be for some of us, September is...read more
There’s a moment when you simply must declare it done. You want to move on. You need to move on. Your chef d’oeuvre is done. You’ve said all you have to say. Or if you happen to be an artist of the visual kind you’ve looked at your work and said to yourself that if...read more
It was a privilege meeting Kay Warren, who was in Memphis last week to speak to approximately 500 mental health professionals and community leaders about depression, grief and choosing joy in the face of overwhelming loss. I was eager to hear her message since...read more