Mental illness and suicide
Posted by kop_gobshites on June 13, 2018, 2:20 am
Just heard our daughters boyfriend discovered his mate was found hanged this morning. It is t isolated as the high profile suicides recently suggest. |
She has been affected by it already, one of her friends necked a load of vodka late last year and drove his car straight in to the front of a truck. She also prevented a friend from following her boyfriend who had drowned in the local river from joining him by jumping offa very high bridge in to the river. Luckily she was driving past and saw the scene unfolding with the police failing to talk her down. Thankfully she managed to introduce herself to the police at the scene(she was a trainee cop at the time) and was allowed to try with their help to talk her down, high they did.
It just goes to show that this hidden disease should be addressed by us all. Talk to people or if you know somebody is lonely or downcast, a conversation or acknowledgement of their existence will go some way to help.
"Good luck with the elephant project, goodbye"