Suicide

Not Just Another Suicide – Part 2

Patrick Turner In my previous post I wrote about Patrick Turner, the 16 year-old who had surprisingly committed  suicide the previous weekend. We learned he had written three notes prior addressing the reasons which drove him to make this decision. The primary motive for ending his life was clear. Pressure. Pressure to perform academically. Even… Read more Not Just Another Suicide – Part 2

Not Just Another Suicide

Patrick Turner Today, at 10:00am, Patrick Turner will be laid to rest. He will take with him the hopes and dreams of two parents, a sister, and two brothers. A week ago, Pat was a seemingly happy-go-lucky sixteen year-old teenager, playing baseball and clowning around with his friends. I say seemingly because over the weekend,… Read more Not Just Another Suicide

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My Life: The Truth is I Really Shouldn’t Be Here

My Life I should be dead 10 times over or at least permanently injured, or lame, or something equally as horrific. The longer I live, the more I realize how fortunate I am just to be around. Between the lifestyle I lived and the mental illness I experienced, there were plenty of opportunities for me… Read more My Life: The Truth is I Really Shouldn’t Be Here