Dee Burt


Dee Burt earned her Master of Science degrees in Education and Counseling at Indiana University. She began journaling to help deal with the aftermath of her husband’s suicide during the first few semesters of her undergraduate coursework and continues to write and teach writing daily.

Dee brought the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Community Walk to Bloomington, Indiana in 2009. She was the Chairperson for the walk in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and continues to volunteer for suicide prevention. Please see the AFSP website for further information at and

Dee presents Loss & Grief and Writing Workshops to educate students, teachers, parents, and staff on suicide prevention. Dee employs bibliotherapy techniques with individuals and small groups of all ages.

Dee cofounded Pen & Publish to provide beneficial educational and emotional health building opportunities.

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One Side of Suicide; Experience moving from surviving to thriving
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012 by Open Books Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing, Nonfiction » Psychology » Suicide
"One Side of Suicide" draws on the author's personal use of journaling to move from surviving to thriving in a powerful story of loss and love. Writing prompts help you go within on your own healing journey. Includes professional resources.

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