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  •  I know how you feel. (11+ / 0-)

    My mother was hospitalized the first time in 1951.
    She attempted suicide once then.
    She attempted suicide in 1995, and then twice in the last 5 years.
     She passed away in Feb.
    My brother attempted suicide.
    I've thought about it in the past. I decided I wasn't cut out for suicide.

    Hang in there. That's all I know to say. My mother did well focusing on other persons' problems and needs.
    Fuck the fucking ins. companies.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Thu Dec 12, 2013 at 06:57:41 PM PST

    •  My mother was (9+ / 0-)

      also in the hospital in the 1950s.  It's another unique experience to have a depressed parent.

      I'm sorry you have lost her now.  But I'm also glad you decided you weren't cut out for suicide.

      And you have said the right thing --

      Hang in there. That's all I know to say.
      That's probably the best thing to do -- admit that you know you can't fix it, ask the person to hang in there, and just let them know you're there to listen if they want to talk.

      You hang in there, too.

      I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. ~~ Booker T. Washington

      by Prickly Pam on Thu Dec 12, 2013 at 07:38:44 PM PST

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