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Thankful People Are Happy People

By Coach Phatty, published on Jun 12, 2013

...screamed, “Don't come any closer or I'll jump!" The pastor took a step back and then said, "I am sorry that you believe no one loves you." This got the woman's attention and it got the attention of the police. That was something that you don't usually say to a person who is threatening suicide. The woman took a step towards the pastor and said, "My grandchildren love me and so does my children. My whole family loves me! I have 8 wonderful grandchildren and they love me." The pastor took a step towards the woman and said, "Well then, you must be very poor, maybe that is why you... (more)

Tags: suicide, focus, thankful people, happy people

Blasphemy, Loneliness, and Suicide

By Ely North, published on Dec 23, 2012

...it as a mistake. And Christians are supposed to be a forgiving group of people. But I guess your neighbors are the quasi-pious type of Christians who only follow the teachings of Jesus when it’s convenient for them.

Now, self-crucifixion is probably the most difficult way to commit suicide. Once you nail one hand to the cross, how will you nail the other one? You’ll have to use your foot, which means you’ll need dexterous toes and a flexible leg. You may not be able to accomplish this feat right away. So practice! Keep practicing until you can grip the hammer with your... (more)

Tags: suicide, funny, advice, holiday season

Prayer Poem

By melanie jean juneau, published on Dec 15, 2012

Pray for

Tormented souls:

Young man

Shoots himself

Pray for

Victims:

Mother

Teachers

Young, innocents

martyrs all

Pray for

Grieving:

Friends

Family

Pray for:

Bitterness

Forgiveness

Anger

Pray for

Compassion

Peace

Healing

(December 14: Largest mass killing in U.S. of young children, teachers, mother and finally suicide by an unstable young man)

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Tags: shooting, children, suicide, murder, pray

Russian Roulette

By D. Sager, published on Dec 15, 2011

I slid bullets into the chamber, spinning the cylinder, my world balancing on a razor's edge, looking down the barrel of the gun.

That was how it ended up, but the beginning was only moments before...

The cabinet was open. I fancied the .38, its slight sheen producing a dull rainbow of metallic colors. I loaded it with hollow points, short and thick, like me. Looking curiously at the soft lead, its deep hole a receptacle for my soul, I held it up to my temple. Looking, without seeing, in the glass of the gun cabinet, my reflection taunted me, but I felt nothing, ignoring the... (more)

Tags: depression, mental illness, suicide, abuse, gun, bullying

The Pier - One mother's struggle with depression

By PamelaGold, published on Oct 24, 2011

Her day was spinning out of control. Not a single thing was going right since the coffee pot broke this morning before her first sip.

The kids were fighting. The baby was whining. Her husband couldn't find something. Before she could yell at him to actually move items around to find it, she scooped up her car keys and purse and headed out the door without so much as a word to any of them.

I had to get out of there. I couldn't take it anymore. The guilt is pulling me by the hair in the wrong direction. The anxiety is crippling me. Now what, where am I going? She... (more)

Tags: depression, mental illness, suicide, creative writing, anxiety, postpartum depression

Is Creativity Sometimes A Curse?

By Randy Mitchell, published on Sep 24, 2011

The recent death of singer, Amy Winehouse has made us think of so many others whose fame, at such an early age, has turned out to be more of a curse than a privilege. I remember when Elvis Presley died. I was fifteen at the time, and was a bit too young to really grasp what had happened to such an enormous talent.The height of his career had mostly been in the decades before me, but his popularity as an American Icon was greater than ever and his legacy will live on through eternity. What happened to Elvis, like so many other musicians and actors: Michael Jackson, Jim Morrison, Janis... (more)

Tags: creativity, suicide, teenage drug abuse, celebrities died young, famous people deaths, celebs in the news, photo gallery of celebs

You'll Never Know...

By Shari G, published on Sep 14, 2011

(Please forgive the repost of a former article as I've been on vacation. Hope you enjoy it the second time around.)

You’ll never know how something so simple as your smile can influence or change someone’s life. You’ll never know, until you’re told. I was and now I’m sharing it with you.

I’ve never been one to hold back a smile. It’s just always been a part of who I am. My mom always had one plastered on her face and its probably where I learned it from. I never TRULY knew how a smile can really change someone’s attitude until I started working in the restaurant industry... (more)

Tags: suicide, inspiration, restaurants, shari alyse, sharing with shari, training, dashboard confessions, smiles

You'll Never Know...

By Shari G, published on May 26, 2011

You’ll never know how something so simple as your smile can influence or change someone’s life. You’ll never know, until you’re told. I was and now I’m sharing it with you.

I’ve never been one to hold back a smile. It’s just always been a part of who I am. My mom always had one plastered on her face and its probably where I learned it from. I never TRULY knew how a smile can really change someone’s attitude until I started working in the restaurant industry as a server. I would see these people come in to eat and they would just be so unhappy when I approached the table. I would... (more)

Tags: suicide, inspiration, happiness, smile, purpose, warm smile

The Death of Jorge Tarin: DCFS FAIL?

By joshuaallen, published on Aug 11, 2010

The Death of Jorge Tarin: DCFS FAIL?

The Business of Child Abuse.

By Joshua Allen

Sometimes the wrong call is just that, an accident, it could happen to anyone. And sometimes a wrong call is because of fatigue, a lack of information, bad policy or all three. Without knowing the facts, we can’t make a true assessment of what happened when Jorge Tarin hung himself several weeks ago. As excerpted in the Times report:

“Just hours earlier, Los Angeles County mental health and child abuse investigators had visited the drab apartment building to examine 11-year-old Jorge... (more)

Tags: suicide, child abuse, dcfs

A Tribute to Cory Huffman

By Kevin Goodman, published on Oct 29, 2009

The warrior is poorly understood

The revolutionary, ronin, knight errant

 

They preferred comfort over causes 

but we have taken our last stand; this stand 

is about respect. The primordial soul 

of man; self determination is - life. 

 

Rodents scurry the plague through heaven 

The rebel would not be called; hero. 

He resolved a final resolution 

his heart and mind beyond resurrection. 

 

Do not mistake this death a suicide 

His was a victory; he saved himself.

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Tags: poem, poetry, drugs, cort huffman, kevin goodman, psychology, mental illness, methamphetamines, suicide

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