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Brand Selvia

Helping ourselves and each other

Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 2:04 PM
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    I find it a bit odd that you would be angry about not being told about someone's suicide, unless that person was very close to you, which isn't made clear in the article.

    If he was your friend, I am sorry for your loss.

    If he was simply another "Wabash" guy... it's odd.

    Unless you grieve and call "bullshit" on all suicides you are not informed about. (Which itself would be very odd.)

    While I am not a fan of the coddling and "counselors will be available" mentality of embracing vulnerability as a virtue b/c in my opinion it incentivizes people already on the edge by way of showing them what they will get out of their own suicide; I do think that some emphasis should be placed on "big picture" thinking and effective coping skills for high school kids and college-aged adults.

    Suicide is often a permanent solution to a temporary problem, and while it may relieve the pain of the suicidal person, it causes immense damage to the survivors who are left with unanswered questions and a lifetime of "if only".

    And yeah, we should always try to be a shoulder for someone to lean on for a little while whenever we can...

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Wed, Sep 11, 2019, at 4:38 PM
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