Tag Archive: suicide

Aug 10 2019

Somebody’s Got A Lot Of ‘Splainin To Do

How in the name of sanity did this happen? Jeffrey Epstein dies in apparent suicide in New York jail Wealthy financier, 66, had been accused of sex trafficking and was being held without bail after being arrested on 6 July Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has killed himself at a New York jail, according to authorities …

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Dec 17 2012

Mental Illness: A Cause Near and Dear to Me

This is actually a revision to a post i first wrote back in 2007, but it’s still just as pertinent (and pretty much unlearned) today as it was then and always has been… Also, to be clear, it’s going to take a lot of things to help prevent the now seemingly constant shootings we have here, including smart and serious gun control laws being enforced, better mental health awareness and parity, and perhaps even looking at our culture as a whole. I am only addressing that which has directly affected my life.

This post is about an issue near and dear to my heart as well as important in the wake of the Connecticut, Portland, and Aurora shootings, as well as all the other recent instances of mass shootings and suicides recently.

Often the first reaction in the wake of such incidences is shock; shock that it happened, and shock that the person could do what they did. But after all the surrounding knowledge comes to light, it’s really not that surprising that it happened or that the person in question could do it. Such is mental illness; only visible when we choose to see it.