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  • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

    Originally posted by leswp1 View Post
    Need some prayers for my family. Mum still not wt bearing and can't until after her asst living lease is up. Now someone else (not me) was just laid off.
    Prayers headed your way.


    It's been a challenging couple weeks for us, as we got a new foster placement several weeks ago, I came down with bronchitis the same day, and my wife and our 18-month old foster child have both also been sick large chunks of the last couple weeks. One of those times when you just try to take care of each day as it comes.
    Originally posted by Priceless
    Good to see you're so reasonable.
    Originally posted by ScoobyDoo
    Very well, said.
    Originally posted by Rover
    A fair assessment Bob.

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    • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

      Originally posted by leswp1 View Post
      Need some prayers for my family. Mum still not wt bearing and can't until after her asst living lease is up. Now someone else (not me) was just laid off.
      I'll say a few for you les...
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      • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

        Thanks everyone.

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        • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

          Just catching up.

          Prayers to everyone.
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          • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

            After being let go from Wal-Mart last year, finding a job has been hard. I've had interviews, but nothing's come of them.

            With that in mind, I broke down and decided to seek help. I applied for help with Michigan Rehabilitation Services, and they will help me find and keep a job, knowing I have depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety disorder, and poor concentration. I'm tired of hearing the same speech: "you're too slow, you can't keep up, you get distracted easily..." And I've heard this speech multiple times. Heard it when I failed my hot foods final, heard it when I failed my baking final, heard it when I got let go from Wal-Mart...

            And to be honest, I'm at the point where I'm regretting going to college (both times), and especially regretting my major (psychology).
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            • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

              Originally posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
              With that in mind, I broke down and decided to seek help.
              Bob, don't think of it as breaking down. Think of it as taking a step in the right direction. It takes a strong person to acknowledge there's a problem... it takes and even stronger one to do something about it. You're doing what's best for you. YOU have to want it, YOU have to make it happen, and YOU can make it happen. Hang in there and stay strong!
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              • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

                Originally posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
                After being let go from Wal-Mart last year, finding a job has been hard. I've had interviews, but nothing's come of them.

                With that in mind, I broke down and decided to seek help. I applied for help with Michigan Rehabilitation Services, and they will help me find and keep a job, knowing I have depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety disorder, and poor concentration. I'm tired of hearing the same speech: "you're too slow, you can't keep up, you get distracted easily..." And I've heard this speech multiple times. Heard it when I failed my hot foods final, heard it when I failed my baking final, heard it when I got let go from Wal-Mart...

                And to be honest, I'm at the point where I'm regretting going to college (both times), and especially regretting my major (psychology).
                Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
                Bob, don't think of it as breaking down. Think of it as taking a step in the right direction. It takes a strong person to acknowledge there's a problem... it takes and even stronger one to do something about it. You're doing what's best for you. YOU have to want it, YOU have to make it happen, and YOU can make it happen. Hang in there and stay strong!
                What Mark said. Help is always a tool. Utilizing help is smart and resourceful, not breaking down. Why not utilize help if it is available?

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                • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

                  Just found a good friend of mine committed suicide by pills. When I last talked to her, she gave no indication that she was in trouble or needed help. And I know the past year hadn't been kind to her, but she sounded like her faith was strong and she was going to get through whatever she was going through.

                  My heart hurts.
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                  • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

                    Originally posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
                    Just found a good friend of mine committed suicide by pills. When I last talked to her, she gave no indication that she was in trouble or needed help. And I know the past year hadn't been kind to her, but she sounded like her faith was strong and she was going to get through whatever she was going through.

                    My heart hurts.
                    Sometimes people give no indication. If you are feeling like you should have picked up some indication try to let that go. I have had people look me in the eye, tell me they are safe, doing better and contract not to harm themselves and then go home and do what they just promised not to. It is an awful feeling but if they don't give a sign you can't tell. In the end only they can make the decision and they sometimes decide not to tell anyone. My heart hurts for you. Praying for you.

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                    • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

                      Hang tough Bob. Thoughts and prayers your way.
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                      • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

                        Prayers heading your way Bob. That's a tough one. I had something similar happen a year ago where a gal I knew committed suicide, leaving behind three kids.
                        Originally posted by Priceless
                        Good to see you're so reasonable.
                        Originally posted by ScoobyDoo
                        Very well, said.
                        Originally posted by Rover
                        A fair assessment Bob.

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                        • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

                          Originally posted by leswp1 View Post
                          Sometimes people give no indication. If you are feeling like you should have picked up some indication try to let that go. I have had people look me in the eye, tell me they are safe, doing better and contract not to harm themselves and then go home and do what they just promised not to. It is an awful feeling but if they don't give a sign you can't tell. In the end only they can make the decision and they sometimes decide not to tell anyone. My heart hurts for you. Praying for you.
                          Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
                          Hang tough Bob. Thoughts and prayers your way.
                          Originally posted by Bob Gray View Post
                          Prayers heading your way Bob. That's a tough one. I had something similar happen a year ago where a gal I knew committed suicide, leaving behind three kids.
                          Today, I've been learning how to cope with suicide. I was linked to the American Federation for Suicide Prevention, and seeing what resources there are for those left behind.
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                          • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

                            Originally posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
                            Today, I've been learning how to cope with suicide. I was linked to the American Federation for Suicide Prevention, and seeing what resources there are for those left behind.
                            The worst part is feeling like there should have been a conversation about why this shouldn't have happened and they aren't here to have it.

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                            • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

                              Originally posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
                              Today, I've been learning how to cope with suicide. I was linked to the American Federation for Suicide Prevention, and seeing what resources there are for those left behind.
                              I've never really experienced that. Closest would be an aunt by former marriage who was bulimic and an active alcoholic - we haven't spoken in the 17 years since my uncle divorced her, even though I know (via my uncle) that she's still alive. I can't even imagine what it would be like, I just hope you can come to terms with it, Bob.

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                              • Re: A Thread for prayers, good vibes and what have you

                                Originally posted by leswp1 View Post
                                The worst part is feeling like there should have been a conversation about why this shouldn't have happened and they aren't here to have it.
                                Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                                I've never really experienced that. Closest would be an aunt by former marriage who was bulimic and an active alcoholic - we haven't spoken in the 17 years since my uncle divorced her, even though I know (via my uncle) that she's still alive. I can't even imagine what it would be like, I just hope you can come to terms with it, Bob.
                                The past few days, I've had a few things running through my head: "Suicide is Painless" (the theme from MASH), "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M, and "Bixby Canyon Bridge" by Death Cab For Cutie.

                                And right now, I'm reading "Prospice" by Robert Browning... it fits.

                                Fear death?- to feel the fog in my throat
                                The mist in my face
                                When the snows begin, and the blasts denote
                                I am nearing the place,
                                The power of the night, the press of the storm
                                The post of the foe;
                                Where he stands, the Arch Fear in a visible form,
                                Yet the strong man must go:
                                For the journey is done and the summit attained,
                                And the barriers fall
                                Though a battle's to fight ere the guerdon be gained,
                                The reward of it all.
                                I was ever a fighter, so- one fight more,
                                The best and the last!
                                I would hate that death bandaged my eyes, and forbore,
                                And bade me creep past.
                                No! Let me taste the whole of it, fare like my peers,
                                The heroes of old
                                Bear the brunt, in a minute pay glad life's arrears
                                Of pain, darkness and cold.
                                For sudden the worst turns the best to the brave,
                                The black minute's at end,
                                And the elements' rage, the fiend-voices that rave,
                                Shall dwindle, shall blend,
                                Shall change, shall become first a peace out of pain,
                                Then a light, then thy breast
                                O thou soul of my soul! I shall clasp thee again,
                                And with God be the rest!
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