A suicide story

It has been one year since he died

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I read today the statistics have changed. Someone dies every 40 seconds from suicide.

This is a suicide story.

He was 12 or 13 when his mother died. She had problems for a long time. She was in and out of psych hospitals all the time. There was more than one suicidal gesture. And finally she was successful. (Doesnt it sound a little bit obscene to describe death as a successful anything??) For no particular reason, on no particular night she took enough pills to kill 3 people and died. Strangely enough after she took the pills she was sorry she did. She wanted to change her mind. It took 3 days for all her organ systems to completely shut down. By then she was in a coma. They pulled the plug and she died.

But he was never released. He didnt make it through school. He learned that if…

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  1. Would like to clarify the statement that someone dies by suicide every 40 seconds is MINUTES and is an International statistic. Here in the U.S. every 12.8 minutes someone dies by suicide which is 41,149 suicides reported for 2013, most recent stats, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. It is the 3rd leading cause for ages 15-24 (high school and college age) See http://www.AFSP.org for resources, information and most up to date stats.

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