Tragic Suicide

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  1. seekingthetruth

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    My son goes to a private Christian school. It has maybe 60 students from K to 12th grade.

    Today, when my wife picked him up, she was told that a 16 year old student put a shotgun to his head this morning and pulled the trigger.

    I have been crying all day. I didnt know this young man, but I do know his story. I have been at the verge of death several times.

    My pastor had been mentoring this person, and states that he believes that his mental state was much like mine. People think that being "bi-polar" means that people change every hour or so. That is so not true. Bi-polar is a long term change of moods. I can go for weeks feeling like I can conquer the world, and then I crash, and I feel worthless for several weeks.

    Anyway, my pastor had been counseling this kid, and had no idea he had reached this point. But he feels this kid had bi-polar disorder just like me.

    Please pray for him and his family. His name is Chris.

    Only the people with kids in the school know about it right now. I will post the news story when it hits the papers.

    BTW, I have shared my battle with mental illness on here many times. And I have shared my family history with mental illness.

    This event is hard on me because the young man (16 years old) took his life this morning with a shotgun to his head.....just like my grandfather did.

    [snipped] ..tell me again how mental illness is not real...

    Better yet...tell it to this kid's family!!!!

    John
     
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  2. seekingthetruth

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    Is that better?

    [actually, you could do a lot better if you were judicious with your words, my friend]
     
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    Praying for you, God bless.
     
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    Sad. Also praying for you.

    LE :flower:
     
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    Very troubled kid to resort to such. Or very much pain (in body or mind).

    Been there.
     
  6. seekingthetruth

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    Brother Bob?

    Have you read the hateful and degrading comments posted by FAL and Fred about people with mental health issues lately?

    My words are not random.

    I had let this go until this young man killed himself yesterday.

    John
     
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    John can you not see the real problem here.
    Listen to the word.
    [attack on salvation removed]
     
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    Off topic personal observation...

    As people age they tend to become either more kind or meaner.

    FAL seems to have made his choice.
     
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    Closed on advice of administrator
     
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