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post #11 of 18 Old 10-08-2012, 12:19 PM
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This is so tragic... I myself attempted it once, obvioulsy I was stopped, but I know what it can do. People need to take the causes seriously before the act is commited...

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post #12 of 18 Old 10-11-2012, 09:00 PM
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I am so terribly sorry!
This struck close to home,as I just found out today that a wonderful young lady from our community committed suicide.She was only 15,and on the outside seemed to have everything going for her..Nobody can understand what went wrong,her family and friends are absolutely devastated.
It breaks my heart..
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post #13 of 18 Old 10-11-2012, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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The funeral was so beautiful and tragic at the same time, balled my eyes out the whole freaking time. Felt sick to my stomache for my friend, his older sister who I ride with and am extremely close to got up and spoke a beautiful speech for him. He will be missed. Iv been kind if out if it and angry and moody since the funeral.

I'm sorry for your friend. Suicide should never be an option.
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post #14 of 18 Old 10-11-2012, 09:31 PM
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I just recently lost a step sister to suicide. She was 41... with Kelli it wasn't a matter of if but when :( Just remember that to take your own life you are not well and mental illness is no different than a physical illness.

My deepest sympathy to those left behind to mourn Palmer. May he finally be at peace and rest comfortably in the arms of our savior. God Speed and God Bless
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post #15 of 18 Old 10-12-2012, 02:43 AM
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I'm so sorry, many ((((Hugs)))). Prayers go out to his family and friends.

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post #16 of 18 Old 10-12-2012, 03:04 AM
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I am so sorry, this type of thing is so difficult to deal with for everyone affected by it. Don't dwell too much on the "why" or on searching yourself for what could have been done to prevent this, depression is complex and we are still trying to understand the underlying causes that drive it. Speaking from my own experience, people suffering from depression often also do a very good job of hiding their torment from the rest of the world and it is very difficult to spot and prevent. For some of us, there is no trigger event or reason, but we get home (or wake up) and all we can see is the utter futility of existence and everything positive seems contrived. It's a terrible feeling and a false perception, but it takes a lot of work and often professional (and chemical i.e. pharmaceutical) help to overcome.

I hope you and your community can support each other and recover, and that together you can all work through the confusion and unwarranted guilt. If you continue to struggle with the emotional fallout, speaking with a professional therapist can do wonders in my experience.

I hope that if there is something after death, that this young man has found peace and comfort - and that the people who held him dear can also find this in life.

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post #17 of 18 Old 10-12-2012, 09:26 PM
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So sorry. A friend and her son were flying up to Washington to attend a funeral for a kid named Palmer who committed suicide. Must be the same kid. I know that they were very close to this kid and were really upset.
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post #18 of 18 Old 10-15-2012, 03:52 AM
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Thats just...that's awful I'm so sorry...suicide is a tragedy and terrifying and it affects so many people...my friend had every intention of it and nearly did, when she was about your friends age, OP the only thing that stopped her was a little girl who she didn't want to frighten....I want to find that girl and thank her if she hadn't been there I'd never have met someone who is now like a sister to me. another kid I know kept poison under his sink "just in case" eventually his girlfriend poured it down the drain. What do these two cases have in common? Bullying. Take a stand, please. Next time you see a kid eating lunch alone go eat with them, smile and say hi to that kid nobody likes, be their friend. Wearing a pink shirt and posting a Facebook status won't fix anything, actions will....sorry for my little rant here and OP I really am sorry for your loss and I wish I could be there to hug you I can't imagine what it would be like if either of the two people I mentioned had gone through with their plans...

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