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A defining moment.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. (George Santayana) And with a past like mine, I cannot afford to forget. I can’t repeat it; I won’t. That is especially true at this point in my life. … Continue reading

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How to stop a suicide

A longtime friend lost his battle with chronic illness and depression to suicide. It’s very sad, but what deeply troubles me even more is that there are so few resources available to people who struggle with depression. Some of you … Continue reading

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I have to wonder…

I’ve had a mental illness since the day I was born.  And I’ll have it when I die.  I am bipolar.  I know that officially, onset is generally in the late teens or early twenties.  There is some truth to … Continue reading

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Why Suicide?

According to some statistics, people with Bipolar disease are 60% more likely to attempt suicide than the general population.   And they are much more likely to have multiple attempts.   And of those who do try, approximately 30% of them will … Continue reading

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On suicide and death

I think that anyone who is bipolar or suffers from severe depression has considered suicide at some point.  Living with these illnesses can be just too much to bear at times.  Bipolar in particular has the highest mortality rate of … Continue reading

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I’ve made my decision

I decided I didn’t want to live. Things have been bad for a long time now.  My depression isn’t getting any better in spite of all the things I’ve been trying to do and all the changes in medications.  It’s … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Suicide, Part III

It started with two Fire Trucks, four police cars and an ambulance. Fast forward Walking through double glass doors with hands cuffed behind the back. Fast forward Waking up in a twin bed with sheets bunched up at the foot … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Suicide

I’m not sure I can do this today. I don’t often get depressed, but when I do it’s with a vengeance.  I’ve been working up to it for the last several weeks, and even though I saw it coming and … Continue reading

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