Tag Archives: Suicide

New Year’s Eve, 1976

It was more than 40 years ago; New Year’s Eve, 1976 to be exact, that I pulled a night shift as a volunteer operator with the Underground Switchboard. I got a call from a middle-aged man talking suicide. Contrary to … Continue reading

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We are a Nation of Immigrants

We are also a nation of suicides – do the math.

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Why Suicide is Illegal

Another man committed suicide just the other day. He lived briefly just down the street from us. I didn’t know him. According neighborhood gossip he hanged himself. You won’t be hearing about him in the mass media – newspapers or … Continue reading

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Whoremongers

My military service was actually a six year commitment. From the time I was separated (but not yet honorably discharged) from active duty in the U.S. Army I began my endless and futile search for viable employment. I remember a … Continue reading

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What Is The Truth About Veteran Suicides?

While the accuracy or the veracity of their sources may be debated I can only add this: I once attempted to comfort a fellow veteran who had only recently slashed his wrists. I’ve also spent time with another young veteran … Continue reading

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The Midnight Special

  Poor Poor Pitiful Me   Well I lay my head on the railroad track Waiting on the Double E But the train don`t run by here no more Poor poor pitiful me – Linda Ronstadt   http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/suicide-suspected-in-appleton-train-pedestrian-crash-b9941443z1-212918421.html   The … Continue reading

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American Graffiti

Some time ago a neighbor was interrupted in an attempted suicide. His intent was to blow himself up. Fortunately his grandson came home unexpectedly and found the house filled with gas. The police were called and he was taken into … Continue reading

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