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I Tried To End My Life – 499


Ever felt hopeless or alone?

Dr. Josh Yellen hopes his story of overdose during his cancer treatments helps just one person.

One person hearing a message of hope and remembering suicide is not the answer is worth the pain and vulnerability.

Time line of events

  • 6/29/17– 7/4/17 – Saw Mom alive for the last time
  • 7/8/17 – Grand Mal seizure (Tumor in brain) * never had seizure before or after*
  • 7/11/17 – Craniotomoy to remove tumor
  • 8/3/17 – Met with MD Anderson (Neuro-Oncology)
  • 8/4/17 – 8/6/17 – Rebekah’s Bat Mitzvah
  • 8/9/17 – Returned back for end of Summer semester
  • 8/17/17 – Got fit for mask for Proton Therapy
  • 8/21/17 – Started Fall semester
  • 8/22/17 – United Heatlhcare denies Proton Therapy
  • 8/25/17 – Hurricane Harvey
  • 8/27/17 – Mom dies
  • 8/28/17 – United Healthcare closes my case due to Hurricane and switch to BC/BS
  • 8/31/17 – Fly back to CA for Mom’s funeral
  • 9/1/17 – Switch from United Healthcare to BC/BS (University of Houston decision)
  • 9/10/17 – Return back to work after Hurricane and Mom’s funeral
  • 9/11/17 – Approved for Proton Therapy
  • 9/18/17 – Start Proton Therapy
  • 10/26/17 – Finish Proton Therapy
  • 11/30/17 – Start Chemotherapy
  • 12/14/17 – 12/18/17 – Moved offices
  • 12/21/17 – Saw results of 1st round of chemotherapy (sympathetic reaction – stopped sleeping)
  • 1/4/18 – Started round 2 of chemotherapy (much stronger than round 1)
  • 1/18/18 – experience symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • 5/15/18 – Finish round 6 of chemotherapy (terminate early)

What could I have done different?

More regular / scheduled contact

Phone calls instead of texts

What resources do you recommend pertaining to Overdose and suicide

Overdose; ATsCare; Suicide  ATsCare Program –  Peer to peer grief counseling, support and encouragement

This is a phenomenal program that will re-shape all of your life interactions and help give you confidence to step into really tough situations.


Do YOU have a story to share and offer hope?

I hope your situation has not come to self harm.

I hope you have surrounded yourself with people who are willing to step in and lift you up.

Would you like to share your story?

Contact Us

Jeremy Jackson

Josh Yellen – text or call him 985-351-7994

Bubba Wilson

Anonymous Sports Medicine – 422

A place to vent

A place to ask questions without ridicule

An opportunity to mentor

A larger AT audience

All these are reason “Guy Fox” keeps the account going and invests time to retweet and ask your questions for you.

Hear the story here and understand a little more into the account you love.

Check the account out: https://twitter.com/ATCanonymous

Or let me know your thoughts @MrJeremyJackson