National Suicide Prevention Week - Sep 5th-11th

  • metta

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    Sep 07, 2010 9:01 PM GMT
    National Suicide Prevention Week - Sep 5th-11th

    September 10th is World Suicide Prevention day.

    Stopping Gay Teen Suicide
    http://www.healthyplace.com/gender/gay-is-ok/stopping-gay-teen-suicide/menu-id-1420/

    The Trevor Project
    http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

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    Sep 07, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    metta8 saidNational Suicide Prevention Week - Sep 5th-11th

    September 10th is World Suicide Prevention day.

    Stopping Gay Teen Suicide
    http://www.healthyplace.com/gender/gay-is-ok/stopping-gay-teen-suicide/menu-id-1420/

    The Trevor Project
    http://www.thetrevorproject.org/



    Too late.... suicides/
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    Sep 07, 2010 11:57 PM GMT
    Wow, damn I can certainly relate to some of those kids. Parents saying to never come back. And not wanting to live anymore cause you are tired of all the problems one comes across just for being themselves... I know this year I attempted my 15th suicide attempt icon_cry.gif
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    Sep 08, 2010 12:00 AM GMT
    SovereignNemesis saidWow, damn I can certainly relate to some of those kids. Parents saying to never come back. And not wanting to live anymore cause you are tired of all the problems one comes across just for being themselves... I know this year I attempted my 15th suicide attempt icon_cry.gif


    Woa mate, not having a go at you here, but the 15th? Are you sure you're not ignoring some basic mechanics there? An attempted attempt?
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    Sep 08, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    thanks for posting this. i work for a mental health agency and the more prevention that happens, the less loss there is in our families and communities.
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    Sep 08, 2010 12:12 AM GMT
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    SovereignNemesis saidWow, damn I can certainly relate to some of those kids. Parents saying to never come back. And not wanting to live anymore cause you are tired of all the problems one comes across just for being themselves... I know this year I attempted my 15th suicide attempt icon_cry.gif


    Woa mate, not having a go at you here, but the 15th? Are you sure you're not ignoring some basic mechanics there? An attempted attempt?


    Wut? lol lost me. Well maybe I shouldn't have said 15th suicide attempt. Because I wasn't the one who stopped myself but someone walking by stopped me. Maybe one day i'll pick a day when people who care aren't out & only those who don't give a shit are in abundance.
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    Sep 08, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    SovereignNemesis saidWow, damn I can certainly relate to some of those kids. Parents saying to never come back. And not wanting to live anymore cause you are tired of all the problems one comes across just for being themselves... I know this year I attempted my 15th suicide attempt icon_cry.gif


    Do you have a couple really good honest caring friends (that have their lives together) in your life?
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    Sep 08, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
    that was an incredibly sad/ touching video.
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    Sep 08, 2010 3:22 AM GMT
    That first story about the kid who told his girlfriend and family and they all rejected him broke my heart. icon_cry.gif
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    Sep 08, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
    that first story rang true of my BF. unfortunately he succeeded in his attempt.icon_cry.gif 2 years 1 month an 1 day ago. and i still miss him.
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    Sep 08, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    Jonno11 saidthat first story rang true of my BF. unfortunately he succeeded in his attempt.icon_cry.gif 2 years 1 month an 1 day ago. and i still miss him.


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    Sep 08, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    My young nephew was in ROTC and the Indiana National Guard. He served 13 months in Iraq with his Guard unit, in Mosul and the middle of the Sunni Triangle. He loved it, and wanted to go back and serve again. He got such a kick out of "playing soldier" with his buddies, doing PT, blowing stuff up, and helping people who had struggled just to survive under a ruthless dictator for so many years now learn what freedom was, and how to begin laying the foundations of a new life.

    Unfortunately, when he returned home he could not shake the dark demons that followed him... and he committed suicide at the age of 21.

    This weekend his mother, one of his ROTC buddies, and a few other friends are going to participate in a national 5K fundraiser walk in his honor and memory.

    http://www.afsp.org/ - The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_ID=2F39D9DD-CF1C-2465-196C14A32AF4B6B7 - "Out of the Darkness" Community Walks


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    Sep 08, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    Thank you for posting information about this subject matter. This is extremely important, especially regarding GLBTQ youth. I used to volunteer for a local organization that focused on the youth called Kaleidoscope (they're local to Columbus/central Ohio: http://www.kycohio.org/. And I highly recommend everyone to volunteer, mentor, or donate in various ways to help organizations that address the well-being of others, especially within our community and our youth.
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    Sep 08, 2010 6:58 AM GMT
    SovereignNemesis saidWow, damn I can certainly relate to some of those kids. Parents saying to never come back. And not wanting to live anymore cause you are tired of all the problems one comes across just for being themselves... I know this year I attempted my 15th suicide attempt icon_cry.gif


    Please don't keep things inside. Talk about your feelings with your friends, with us, etc. Please know that you are not alone.

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    SovereignNemesis saidWow, damn I can certainly relate to some of those kids. Parents saying to never come back. And not wanting to live anymore cause you are tired of all the problems one comes across just for being themselves... I know this year I attempted my 15th suicide attempt icon_cry.gif


    Do you have a couple really good honest caring friends (that have their lives together) in your life?


    Sounds like he needs more than a couple good honest friends.

    Sovereign: You need to seek the help of professionals if you have not done so already--therapy and/or medication have done wonders for people like you.

    There is hope. You've failed 15 times already--take the hint. icon_biggrin.gif

    I was depressed for years. I attempted suicide. I was hospitalized 4 times. had hundreds of hours of therapy. changed medications 15 times. Had Electroconvulsive Therapy. And eight years later, I have pulled my life back together.

    Never give up!

    It doesn't matter how many times you fall--all the matters is that you get up one more time....
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    Sep 08, 2010 7:46 AM GMT
    ^
    totally agree with you. I was not suggesting that is all he needed. But I do hope he does have some trustworthy caring people close to him.
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    Sep 08, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
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    SovereignNemesis saidWow, damn I can certainly relate to some of those kids. Parents saying to never come back. And not wanting to live anymore cause you are tired of all the problems one comes across just for being themselves... I know this year I attempted my 15th suicide attempt icon_cry.gif


    Do you have a couple really good honest caring friends (that have their lives together) in your life?

    No i don't.
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    Sep 08, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
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    metta8 said
    SovereignNemesis saidWow, damn I can certainly relate to some of those kids. Parents saying to never come back. And not wanting to live anymore cause you are tired of all the problems one comes across just for being themselves... I know this year I attempted my 15th suicide attempt icon_cry.gif


    Do you have a couple really good honest caring friends (that have their lives together) in your life?


    Sounds like he needs more than a couple good honest friends.

    Sovereign: You need to seek the help of professionals if you have not done so already--therapy and/or medication have done wonders for people like you.

    There is hope. You've failed 15 times already--take the hint. icon_biggrin.gif

    I was depressed for years. I attempted suicide. I was hospitalized 4 times. had hundreds of hours of therapy. changed medications 15 times. Had Electroconvulsive Therapy. And eight years later, I have pulled my life back together.

    Never give up!

    It doesn't matter how many times you fall--all the matters is that you get up one more time....

    I've seeked help on a professional level & in the process was diagnosed as Bi-Polar. Yet another another reason people will give me as to why they won't be friends or even attempt to be in a relationship with me. As if my life wasn't miserable already.
    I can't even begin to try to put into words how absolutely tired I am, mentally, emtionally, phsyically, spiritually. This is certainly one battle I can't win alone. But I am, and see no point anymore in continuing.
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    Sep 08, 2010 5:18 PM GMT
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    metta8 said
    SovereignNemesis saidWow, damn I can certainly relate to some of those kids. Parents saying to never come back. And not wanting to live anymore cause you are tired of all the problems one comes across just for being themselves... I know this year I attempted my 15th suicide attempt icon_cry.gif


    Do you have a couple really good honest caring friends (that have their lives together) in your life?

    No i don't.


    Would you consider doing some volunteer work for the GLBT center in your area? It is a great way to meet new people: http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/orgs/avproject/gayelpaso.org/community.htm
    Go down there and see what you can find out. There web site sure needs work.


    Rio Grande Adelante has workshops, hikes, softball tournaments. All of these things would be a good way to meet people and find support. Check out their calendar of events.
    http://www.rgadelante.org

    Their free workshops on Thursdays sound great!:
    [quote]
    an intimate workshop for gay men to take positive steps in identifying and overcoming self-defeating behaviors. This workshop is based on a popular book by Joe Kort, "10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives." Some of the topics covered will include: - Taking responsibility for Your Own Life - Affirming yourself by Coming Out - Resolving Issues With Your Family - Graduating From Eternal Adolescence - Avoiding (or Overcoming) Sexual Addiction - Learning From Successful Mentors Who've Been There, Done That - Taking Advantage of Therapy "Workouts" - Maintaining Rewarding Relationships - Understanding the Stages of Love - Committing to a Partner For more information or to register for this free workshop, call (915) 929-9282.
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    Sep 08, 2010 5:27 PM GMT
    I was almost a victim when I was 19. I survived. This is very important.
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    Sep 08, 2010 5:28 PM GMT
    I'll walk over there I suppose, since i'm close to it anyways.
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    Sep 08, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    Jonno11 saidthat first story rang true of my BF. unfortunately he succeeded in his attempt.icon_cry.gif 2 years 1 month an 1 day ago. and i still miss him.


    I'm so sorry. I'm crying right now. So very sorry.
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    Sep 08, 2010 5:54 PM GMT
    SovereignNemesis saidI'll walk over there I suppose, since i'm close to it anyways.


    Thank you! Seriously, thank you! Please keep us posted.
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    Sep 08, 2010 5:55 PM GMT
    i dont get all this prevention-prevention week/month.

    does it mean after sept. 11, we should stop preventing suicides?

    why not make it everyday.
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    Sep 08, 2010 6:04 PM GMT
    cromi saidi dont get all this prevention-prevention week/month.

    does it mean after sept. 11, we should stop preventing suicides?

    why not make it everyday.


    It is an awareness week--a week for people to especially get educated in these issues. There are events and fund-raisers I'm sure.

    It's the same as breast cancer awareness month.