Here we go

I know this post is late but couldn’t decide between two very
different stories. One was straight forward and featured a few
upcoming events that we will be attending and the other about
suicide. So I took the bull by the tail, faced the situation,
and chose the later.

After reading an article about the recent death of a smoke
jumper I admitted to being confused. Said article mentioned the
firefighters’ name but not cause of death. Then when I got to the
bottom of article there were 3 links that were all about suicide.

I was surprised when reading another article that mentioned 1
million people worldwide commit suicide every year and the
smokejumper was the 5th suicide in 7 years, of smokejumpers.
Knowing these are people that jump out of planes into remote
areas of our country to be the first line of defense against
wild fires it was a shock.

So rather than talk of the right or wrong of suicides a link
will be provided to an article about suicide prevention. It
covers all the bases, and is lengthy, yet talks of everything
from understanding suicide, to risk factors, to a list of
suicide prevention hotlines.

If we learn the warning signs and know how to respond quickly
while offering help a life may be saved. Here is a link to the
Suicide Prevention article.

Enjoy our friday. Now I have to find a pizza with my name on
it.
Comments are always welcome.

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4 Responses to Here we go

  1. Mamabear says:

    Such a shame that a life was lost. I read that another one had a tree fall on him. I’m very familiar with suicides and attempted suicides~both personally and as a nurse working at the VAMC in Pittsburgh in the Psychiatric unit. Sometimes there are no warning signs, esp in family members~sometimes we’re to close to a person and don’t realize what’s going on inside their head. Some and not all leave a note. However you look at it it’s tragic. Thanks for bringing this to the forefront~it was a brave thing to do IMO.

    Hope you found that pizza with your name on it. Have a great weekend.

  2. Ron Walker says:

    That is tragic no matter how it happens. So many reach out, and the signals are missed, then we lose them.

  3. cruisin2 says:

    Brittius,
    thanks for the reblog.

    Mamabear,
    two Hotshot firefighters died in the last to weeks while fighting the fires. Some people are quiet under the best conditions. It won’t be easy but if we save one it will be worth it. Thanks for the kind words
    but I just couldn’t ignore the issue any longer. And the pizza was great.

    Ron Walker,
    you’re right. Some people don’t want to get involved and others are just too busy.

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