Puts things in perspective...

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   Posted 12/12/2006 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, today an 11th grade student in a neighboring school district shot himself in school. My co-workers daughters were friends of his. At first the news made my A/P even worse, but it also helped a little to get me to put things in perspective- I can't imagine what his family must be going through!! Makes me grateful for what I have...

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   Posted 12/13/2006 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   

these youth suicides also happen in australia and seem to be a fashion trend, made more popular by exeessive media coverage

perhaps the kid thinks of it as a game and that later he will stand uo and be OK again

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   Posted 12/13/2006 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I think part of it stems from wanting "out" and not having the resources or propper channels to get help. There is also a major social stigma with needing help that causes people to shy away from it. Thats just my 2 cents
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   Posted 12/13/2006 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi a.l. Im sorry, thats a horrible thing to have to deal with no matter what. One of my best friends lost her youngest child.....it does tend to put things in very clear perspective, i wouldnt know how to make it. God Bless and keep your head up, hugs
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