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“Suicide, what kinda talk is that??”

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While we all mourn the death ofRobin Williams, let’s be oh so careful to not subtly condone suicide. When people say things like “he’s free from the pain,” what does that communicate to people considering taking their own lives? Don’t make it seem like a choice he/she wants to make.

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If you know someone who is thinking of suicide, be a true friend and make sure he or she gets help.

Dieter Uchtdorf

This is an opportunity to talk about mental illness, to talk about hope for those afflicted.

It’s not disparaging to try to learn from this tragedy.
It is hopeful and could possible save a life.


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“Suicide?

What kinda talk is that?”

-KW (both of them!)

PS: Before you call me insensitive, let me say that you know nothing about what I’ve seen in my family, friends, and my own life. Don’t tell me what I don’t know.

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The Scream

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Sadly, this famous painting by Edvard Munch captures the general feeling/ psyche/uncertainty/insecurity/depression/ spirituality/ identity/crisis of many people not only of the time when it was painted at the turn of the 19th century, but also of many people today in 2013.  There have been times in my own life when I could photoshop my own face into that distorted figure and call it a self-portrait.  So what is to be done? No easy answer, but here’s a thought: no matter your religion/ beliefs/ camp/political leaning, let’s at least try to show some love, respect, and kindness to try and ease that feeling a little.  And maybe sometimes we can dance in the parking lot 🙂

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Core beliefs: kindness, Christ, expression, beauty, humor

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