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(YouTube) Video This could be subby's first link approved after 18 years on Fark. I was interviewed by a colleague for his new podcast, and it's a heavy, but important subject: Suicide. If this video saves a single life it will have been worth it. Thank you   (youtube.com) divider line
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2020-10-23 8:17:36 AM  
Sounds like a depressing subject.
Pass.

/thank you, Subby.
//I was involved with saving a person who had recently tried committing suicide
///my role was on the societal impact and damage control afterwards. This was almost 20 years ago. Said person is now happily married and I'm still in touch with. Please take care and remove the stigma, all.
 
2020-10-23 10:25:58 AM  

Resident Muslim: Sounds like a depressing subject.
Pass.

/thank you, Subby.
//I was involved with saving a person who had recently tried committing suicide
///my role was on the societal impact and damage control afterwards. This was almost 20 years ago. Said person is now happily married and I'm still in touch with. Please take care and remove the stigma, all.


Thanks for commenting, I tried really hard to make it cathartic instead of depressing, which I think it is if you actually watch it.

Thanks for the support and yeah, let's remove the stigma.
 
2020-10-23 10:34:35 AM  
I started in and quit. Not up for it this morning. I will go back. Promise.

I've known folks who've killed themselves and more who've tried and did not succeed, thankfully. It's an extremely frustrating thing to get a hold of in my own head. The only revelation I've ever had is that if a person has known someone in their own life who has killed himself, suicide is then recognized as an option. Removing the "option" seems to be a big part of this.
 
2020-10-23 2:01:50 PM  
Its incredibly selfish to ask someone who's living in pain to prolong it

Many will never experience the level of pain that those people feel when they take their own life. They just cannot understand how incredibly terrible it is.
 
2020-10-23 2:04:53 PM  

edmo: I started in and quit. Not up for it this morning. I will go back. Promise.

I've known folks who've killed themselves and more who've tried and did not succeed, thankfully. It's an extremely frustrating thing to get a hold of in my own head. The only revelation I've ever had is that if a person has known someone in their own life who has killed himself, suicide is then recognized as an option. Removing the "option" seems to be a big part of this.


It ends on a high note, believe it or not
 
2020-10-23 3:19:25 PM  

cman: Its incredibly selfish to ask someone who's living in pain to prolong it

Many will never experience the level of pain that those people feel when they take their own life. They just cannot understand how incredibly terrible it is.


Did you watch it? I'm speaking from experience and pleading that it can get better.
 
2020-10-23 3:57:06 PM  

reveal101: cman: Its incredibly selfish to ask someone who's living in pain to prolong it

Many will never experience the level of pain that those people feel when they take their own life. They just cannot understand how incredibly terrible it is.

Did you watch it? I'm speaking from experience and pleading that it can get better.


I dont need to watch it. I've heard all the stories about how shiat gets better. I live with the pain. My problem is genetics. Changing the environment doesnt do shiat. There is no medicine out there that works.
 
2020-10-23 4:07:52 PM  
Just don't mention it on Fark, or you'll get a time out.

Apparently, they want you to shiat or get off the pot.
 
2020-10-24 3:38:13 PM  

cman: Its incredibly selfish to ask someone who's living in pain to prolong it

Many will never experience the level of pain that those people feel when they take their own life. They just cannot understand how incredibly terrible it is.


I've often wondered what state of mind you have to be in, but I don't really want to go there.  It must be horrible to think that suicide is your best choice.
 
2020-10-24 4:04:44 PM  

reveal101: edmo: I started in and quit. Not up for it this morning. I will go back. Promise.

I've known folks who've killed themselves and more who've tried and did not succeed, thankfully. It's an extremely frustrating thing to get a hold of in my own head. The only revelation I've ever had is that if a person has known someone in their own life who has killed himself, suicide is then recognized as an option. Removing the "option" seems to be a big part of this.

It ends on a high note, believe it or not


Yeah, it did nicely.

There's a stigma beyond our male brains trying to be tough guys and that's how the aftermath is handled. There's no better tell that someone has died by suicide than the inevitable request to "respect the family's privacy during this difficult time." Any other time, they pipe right up with "lost his fight with cancer" or "died doing what he loved." Just last year, a high school friend's husband killed himself and that's exactly what we heard of it with no followup.

It's bad enough a person can't ask for help but the aftermath often feels like the survivors put up a wall to seal everyone else off. This helps no one and reinforces the idea that it's something shameful that must be hidden. Worse, they just excommunicated the non-family from this person's life.

It's so easy to forget and move on. In writing this, I realize I had it backwards above. I known more people who have successfully killed themselves than survived the attempt. It's way too common.
 
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