Today Is The Last Day Of Suicide Awareness Month (September)

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    Sep 30, 2014 11:23 AM GMT
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    Technically speaking, if you were to add up all of the world suicides in a given year -- it would work out to be a suicide every ~40 seconds.

    I did a walk on Long Beach for suicide awareness and prevention. We helped raise money for our local hot line. I gladly handed over $50 for my purple tee shirt -- I know too many people who lost their lives to suicide.

    My question is for people who have tried to commit suicide and failed or decided not to -- what actually made you decide to live? Did you actually call a hotline; come to an epiphany; or did a friend help put things into perspective?

    After Robin Williams death I lost an acquaintance because of suicide. He had a loving wife, seemingly successful children (who are now adults), and was well off financially -- his family called his house the museum. Yet the feelings, emotions, and expectations were too painful for him to manage -- so he unfortunately decided to take his life in a similar way Robbin Williams did, rest in peace.

    P.S. I just realized today is my 1 year anniversary on RJ.
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    Sep 30, 2014 11:37 AM GMT
    The two times I did commit suicide without results was twice. First one was running my car into a pole on the freeway going 70 miles per hour. The second time was much mroe serious and subtle to my conscious mind. I ended up in the hospital with failed kidneys and all my organs were shutting down. I make no hesitation on this... Suicide comes in many forms. What is the answer? Letting go of the past. It will help you pick up that next meal or next cup of water. I don't know what the fuck I am here for now but I will do my best to leave a mark on this world although I probably wont. But I KNOW something is standing beside me and I will NOT show my true self to it right now which is to die. I will use my mind and express all the things I should have but couldn't. I did almost die very recently and I SWEAR it was by the grace of God that I am even typing this right now. Anyway, if anyone feels strange about their survival right now in a way that you cannot control give me a PM and I will help as best I can. There IS a subconscious mind involved in it. You can go years and not know what you are doing to yourself. Peace brothers and whatever you need to say this is a perfect post to try it.
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    Sep 30, 2014 8:58 PM GMT
    "...his family called his house the museum."

    Hummmmm? Is there any significance to this? Did they embalm him and prop him in a mummy case? Seems apropos.

    Seriously, unless given a glimpse you never really know what goes on in another person's mind. Those left behind should not try to make sense of the senseless or feel guilt.
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    Oct 02, 2014 5:18 AM GMT
    Thank you for bringing this to our awareness. I'm very thankful for this month. This is an issue that should be taken very seriously by people in this country. If you have been lucky enough not to have been touched by this issue, then I can almost assure you that at some point before you die you will be touched by it. Always pay close attention when people talk to you about doing this.
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    Oct 02, 2014 5:20 AM GMT
    Doesn't this help to advertise suicide and make people think about it more ?
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    Oct 02, 2014 5:26 AM GMT
    And not one person suggested anyone hurry to get in under the wire.

    Who knew you guys could restrain yourselves?
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    Oct 02, 2014 6:11 AM GMT
    Bonapart saidDoesn't this help to advertise suicide and make people think about it more ?



    Suicide awarness month aims to:
    -Raise awareness that suicide is preventable
    -Improve education suicide & Spread Information about suicide awarness
    -Decrease stigmatization regarding suicide

    You know what advertises and makes people think about it more?
    People like you who tell other members on this site to go kill themselves.
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    Oct 02, 2014 6:25 AM GMT
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    Bonapart saidDoesn't this help to advertise suicide and make people think about it more ?



    Suicide awarness month aims to:
    -Raise awareness that suicide is preventable
    -Improve education suicide & Spread Information about suicide awarness
    -Decrease stigmatization regarding suicide

    You know what advertises and makes people think about it more?
    People like you who tell other members on this site to go kill themselves.


    I haven't said that, I said suicide might help