Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Yes, September 10, 2019 is World Suicide Prevention Day, part of suicide prevention week that began Sunday. Will try to do my part in the ER today, anything you can do to cheer up a Fed fan here or at a tennis club will be a noble act.
You should be more concerned with the yearly withdrawal all the singleminded trolls go through that begins the day after USO concludes. Nothing major to keep the green blood boiling except for Shanghai, Bercy (very minor) and WTF. Being dead would be livelier than that.
 
Lol there's a difference between struggling with mental health and calling out someone for being an @$$hole. Good to know you're thinking of me though :love: I'm more worried about you though since your prediction didn't go as played :confused: Lady Liberty is such a tease.
Man... this wasn't a dig.

I remembered what you'd said, and figured you'd be interested in a thread poking fun at suicide from someone who claims to actually work with these issues. :oops:

It's scary.

However, your jibe is noted. :)
 

The Blond Blur

Professional
Man... this wasn't a dig.

I remembered what you'd said, and figured you'd be interested in a thread poking fun at suicide from someone who claims to actually work with these issues. :oops:

It's scary.

However, your jibe is noted. :)
My bad it's tough to tell at times over the interwebs. If it makes you feel any better I've never made a 40-15 joke. I think it's stupid when one fanbase rubs it in another fanbase's face(s). I just enjoy the wins and deal with the losses.
 

Genious at Work

Hall of Fame
You should be more concerned with the yearly withdrawal all the singleminded trolls go through that begins the day after USO concludes. Nothing major to keep the green blood boiling except for Shanghai, Bercy (very minor) and WTF. Being dead would be livelier than that.
Did ewe know that 9 out of 10 suicides are not Sureshs related? Every once in a while a Suricide takes plays from watching the droop volley too many times on porpoise, but I can't think of a better way to go, can ewe?
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Yes, September 10, 2019 is World Suicide Prevention Day, part of suicide prevention week that began Sunday. Will try to do my part in the ER today, anything you can do to cheer up a Fed fan here or at a tennis club will be a noble act.
Suicide prevention = more business for psychiatrists
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Haven't seen Ronald MacDonald recently, last I heard he was in intensive care.
Nope! Willard Scott, the original Ronnie Mac, is still going strong at age 85. He remarried five years ago after his wife of 40 plus years sadly succumbed to the Big C.
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
Th National Undertakers Association would like to advise that this day constitutes severe discrimination against a perfectly legal business.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Th National Undertakers Association would like to advise that this day constitutes severe discrimination against a perfectly legal business.
The income will just be deferred, that is all.

An accountant like @r2473 might try to impress you by talking about the time value of money, discounting, and Net Present Value, but don't fall for it.
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
Cash flow is king! Shovels are all up on their hooks. Priests are twiddling thumbs while they wait.

The income will just be deferred, that is all.

An accountant like @r2473 might try to impress you by talking about the time value of money, discounting, and Net Present Value, but don't fall for it.
 

movdqa

G.O.A.T.
I have a friend who casually said that she could commit suicide after her affairs are in order. It's something that you talk about in the cancer world from time to time, though, in this case, it's MS brought about by cancer drugs from the 1980s (it's not used anymore). MS is a horrible disease where you gradually lose body functions over time and it's chronic. Treatments are usually aimed to reduce inflammation which brings it about. So I talk matter-of-factly to her. She was in a lot of pain earlier this year and I asked her recently how the pain is but she hasn't gotten back to me.

I've talked one friend off the ledge so to speak - another tennis player. He lost his dog and girlfriend and a bunch of us (his tennis buddies) made sure that we spent a lot of additional time chatting with him so that he knew that he had people to talk to. One day he seemed very cheerful and I asked what was up. New girlfriend, looking for a dog, and a good outlook on life.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
The income will just be deferred, that is all.

An accountant like @r2473 might try to impress you by talking about the time value of money, discounting, and Net Present Value, but don't fall for it.
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Eye am depress!
 
Yes, September 10, 2019 is World Suicide Prevention Day, part of suicide prevention week that began Sunday. Will try to do my part in the ER today, anything you can do to cheer up a Fed fan here or at a tennis club will be a noble act.
I knew a Finnish woman who tried to kill herself when she was sixteen. We were talking the first night I met her, and she showed me two little white scars on her wrist and told me that she had cut her wrists in a bathtub as a girl because she was sad about everything. She was twenty-years-old at the time and said everything was good now.

I only knew her for a short time and never asked her too much about it. She only said later that she didn't know why she did it. She was a smart, beautiful university student, and it was difficult for me to process that she had tried to kill herself. It was a bad moment in her life, but she luckily survived.

Most suicide attempts are unsuccessful, which is a good argument for not having a gun in the house. A guy tried to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived. He said that he regretted jumping the moment his feet left the bridge. He was part of a successful campaign to put suicide prevention fencing under the railings.

Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier Unveiled; Installation Underway
By Wilson Walker
May 16, 2019 at 7:12 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — It is one of the most beautiful and beloved structures on earth, but it also has a well-known dark side. Every year an average of 30 people take their own lives by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.

“Kyle jumped off the Golden Gate bridge on Friday, September 20, 2013, at 11:45 a.m.,” said Kymberlyrenee Gamboa, who was among a collection of surviving parents and siblings who helped deliver the public’s first look at a project that has been talked about for generations.

Gamboa says the loss of her son Kyle turned into a journey with similar parents, fighting for the long-debated barrier. “The devastation and heartbreak is forever,” she said. “It will always be with us.”

A 300-foot-long portion a suicide prevention net – one that will eventually stretch 1.7 miles on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge – was unveiled in a Richmond yard Thursday.

The net itself is made of marine-grade stainless steel. From 20 feet above, it would be a painful and likely destructive fall, but entirely survivable.

“They will probably break a bone or two, but they will live to see another day,” said Dennis Mulligan, General Manager of the Golden Gate Bridge District. “Ninety percent of all people who are unsuccessful in a suicide attempt never go on to try to again.”

The work to install the barrier is already underway, and can be seen unfolding below the highway deck. For the family members who pushed for this barrier, Thursday was their first chance to see what so many fought so hard for.

“A lot of the people before me did all the hard things,” said Gamboa. “When they went to the board, when the board wasn’t very receptive, when the public wasn’t very receptive.”

Another mother who lost a son, Dayna Whitmer, also credited the efforts of survivors.

“It’s only since a lot of the families started going in there over the past 15, 20 years, going to the bridge board to remind them that they’re there to keep the public safe, Whitmer said. “You know, you can have a beautiful bridge, but you need to save people, too.”

When completed, this will be the largest bridge net system in the world; nothing quite like it has ever been built. Finishing it, will take another year and a half.
“It’s remarkable that they can build something like this,” said Whitmer, walking beneath the wire netting. “It’s very reassuring to know that it’s going to stop people from dying on that bridge.”
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/16/golden-gate-bridge-suicide-barrier-unveiled-installation-underway/
 
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kramer woodie

Professional
I just don't seem to understand the positions taken by the liberal mind. In one instance, they say reduce the population of the world in order for humans to survive. So suicide would further their cause along with abortion and Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philly, and Detroit weekly shootings. I forgot drug use also. In the very next breath this same liberal mind says, "we must save everything, plant, animal, or human.

Plus, the research vessels going to the poles to study ice, the last six of them have gotten stuck in ice that was not supposed to be there. Why are we spending taxpayer dollars to rescue these idiots?

This is like trying to have your cake and eat it also. Makes no sense!

Shalom
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
Neither of these two positions have much to do specifically with liberal philosophy.

The pre-eminent liberal value is respect for the freedom of the individual.

Malthusian concerns about over-population or environmental concerns about the survival of differing species are not liberal.

Things make no sense because you are confused.

I just don't seem to understand the positions taken by the liberal mind. In one instance, they say reduce the population of the world in order for humans to survive. So suicide would further their cause along with abortion and Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philly, and Detroit weekly shootings. I forgot drug use also. In the very next breath this same liberal mind says, "we must save everything, plant, animal, or human.

Plus, the research vessels going to the poles to study ice, the last six of them have gotten stuck in ice that was not supposed to be there. Why are we spending taxpayer dollars to rescue these idiots?

This is like trying to have your cake and eat it also. Makes no sense!

Shalom
 

Genious at Work

Hall of Fame
I just don't seem to understand the positions taken by the liberal mind. In one instance, they say reduce the population of the world in order for humans to survive. So suicide would further their cause along with abortion and Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philly, and Detroit weekly shootings. I forgot drug use also. In the very next breath this same liberal mind says, "we must save everything, plant, animal, or human.

Plus, the research vessels going to the poles to study ice, the last six of them have gotten stuck in ice that was not supposed to be there. Why are we spending taxpayer dollars to rescue these idiots?

This is like trying to have your cake and eat it also. Makes no sense!

Shalom
Are you telling me that when a right wing wacko goes on a killing rampage with his assault rifle he is trying to control population to make the planet a better place for the ones he dosn't kill? Wow. Mind blown.
 

kramer woodie

Professional
Are you telling me that when a right wing wacko goes on a killing rampage with his assault rifle he is trying to control population to make the planet a better place for the ones he dosn't kill? Wow. Mind blown.
at Work

I left out the word genious on purpose. If you had the knowledge, you would realize that the killing rampage with an assault rifle has been done by admitted left wing wackos. It is in the news, Dayton Ohio member of antifa, or El Paso registered democrat who left a manifesto.

Good try at fake news though.

Shalom
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
You are being disingenuous as usual. Right-wing extremism is the pre-eminent global problem at the moment. The fact that your orange friend promotes it causes you to excuse the inexcusable.

at Work

I left out the word genious on purpose. If you had the knowledge, you would realize that the killing rampage with an assault rifle has been done by admitted left wing wackos. It is in the news, Dayton Ohio member of antifa, or El Paso registered democrat who left a manifesto.

Good try at fake news though.

Shalom
 

Chadalina

Hall of Fame
You are being disingenuous as usual. Right-wing extremism is the pre-eminent global problem at the moment. The fact that your orange friend promotes it causes you to excuse the inexcusable.
Everything is right to someone who sits on the left side of the flat earth.
 
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