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DND response to soldier's suicide report deemed 'secret'

In an unprecedented move, the Department of National Defence has slapped a “secret” order on its response to the high-profile Military Police Complaints Commission report into the 2008 suicide of Afghanistan war veteran Cpl. 801 more words

National

Lisa

The only person I’ve ever known to commit suicide is Lisa.  I’d known her for a very long time, since she and her family moved to our town.   1,382 more words

Mental Illness

Mania is a mermaid.

Depression is an old friend. I have built my life around its coming and going.  I am rarely surprised by its arrival and I have systems in place for when it stays too long or pushes too hard.  397 more words

My Story

March 4th

it is six o’clock
six ten
to be exact
she is smoking
again
she is
this is poetry
she has a book
she writes a screen play… 1,745 more words

Voices

Excerpt from "A Slow Suicide"

…so I have decided to kill myself.
Not in a quick and painless fashion, that is for the weak. More of a long and drawn out process of solitary confinement and detachment. 466 more words

Life

Numb

I honestly didn’t want to write a blogpost today.  The main reason being that I’m not in a peppy mood, but why should blogging only be about happy thoughts when reality is that human beings experience a full range of emotions? 367 more words

Therapy

Washington State Senate Approves Mental Health Decision Bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (CBS Seattle/AP) — The Washington state Senate has approved a bill that would allow family members to ask a judge to step in if a mental health professional will not involuntarily commit a relative they believe could be suicidal or a danger to others. 131 more words

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