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  1. Profile photo of eastsiderepp
    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    Link: 10 Ways To Prevent Suicide - I can`t vouch for all of these, but some of them actually sound pretty legit.
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    Megalo Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    This all amounts to saying: "Stop being so depressed!". I mean, they are valid points, but none of these things will change.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    None of these are legit. None of these are factors that influence depression. Abuse is probably the #1 environmental influence, I don`t see that on the list. End physical, emotional, verbal, and especially sexual child abuse, reduce bullying in schools, and you have put a stop to the five strongest environmental factors that contribute to suicide. This post is bullspit. These factors do not increase suicide risk.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Funny,but not a solution.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    June 28, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    Might not prevent suicide- but a damn good idea no matter what.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    #2 is complete bullsh.it. Colleges are NOT responsible for finding you a job. This is the time where you need to learn how to network, and how to continually rise. One of the biggest secrets to being a success, is STAYING successful. this is your responsibility, not the college`s.

    How do I know this? Because I failed at it. I got my 2 degrees, had a good job, but did not have the conviction to continue bettering myself. Instead I became complacent in my work, which made it easy for the people I was working for to find someone more ambitious in their endeavors thus making me obsolete.

    People do not want to give you a raises to do the same job over and over, thats for fast food, people give raises to those who raise themselves.

    so FFS DO NOT blame the colleges for your own misgivings.
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    Zach82 Male 30-39
    319 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    Sounds legit, because there was totally no suicide before the advent of capitalism.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    11. Whoever wrote the previous 10 ways should kill themselves. Please.

    12. Why don`t you grow the f*ck up, stop being such a brainless zombie and tell YOURSELF what to buy, how to be cool, what is beautiful, how much college costs (it`s written on the form there), how much kids cost, and pay the f*ck attention to the world around you. We`re not your f*cking MOM, boy.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    #10 did Tom cruise write this?
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    11. Mass euthanasia (get in there first).

    12. Promise to hand George Bush over to the Iraqi people if nobody commits suicide for a year.

    13. Same thing, but with Barry.

    14. Switch to a 3-day working week. This will increase recruitment to make up the shortfall. Those who had nothing previously will be happier, because they`ll have some money. Those who worked too much before will be happier, because they`ll have more quality free time.

    16. Get a calculator out. Calculate the number of days until you naturally expire. Realise how short that is, get your head out of your arse, and start having some fun doing whatever it is you always wanted to do.

    17. Everybody send MacGuffin £1. Admittedly, this will only increase *my* happiness, but you`ve got to start somewhere.

    18. Get a cat.

    19. Get another cat.

    20. Stop there.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    everyone else made me do it.
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    horror102 Male 40-49
    108 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    Dead on!
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    So basically we need to coddle everybody and tell them they`re #1?
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    #11 Stop complaining about everything ya don`t like if you have no intention of doing anything about it. (other than complaining)

    #12 Try focusing on the awesome things in life, such as boobies. (or anuses, for the gay gentlemen)
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    Patrolboat Male 18-29
    113 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    This is dumb. People just need to learn how to make the right life choices. Theres tons of succesful people in America just get over yourself. This is just someone who blames all their problems on someone else.
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    OsirisXero Male 40-49
    38 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    To Solvent:

    That`s what you took from that list?
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    Keyh Male 18-29
    226 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    My list is much shorter:

    #1. Be awesome.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    #1 Marketing is a function of capitalism, it`s the parents job to instill in their kids proper values.

    #2 Your university doesn`t owe you a job, if you wasted your time on a liberal arts degree then you deserve the misery you`re in.

    #3 No one is forced to join the military, if you can`t handle the stress that job entails then don`t join.

    #4 Finally, something that can be agreed with.

    #5 See the part in #3 about not taking a job you can`t handle.

    #6 Americans already enjoy a large amount of leisure time, if you can`t find time for your family then step away from the computer, xbox, playstation or whatever else you wasting time with and see to the well being of you family.

    #7 & #8 Agreed.

    #9 See #3 and quit working yourself to death to `keep up with the Jones` You don`t need a bunch of junk to be happy.

    #10 If you are depressed seek counseling, step away from the bar and quit blaming your problems on others.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3775 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    how about this: adopt a more philosophical way of life, i.e., realize from a young age that life is full of pain and sh*t and learn to get over it while appreciating the (sometimes) small treasures that each of us overlook on a daily basis.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    "This is dumb. People just need to learn how to make the right life choices. Theres tons of succesful people in America just get over yourself. This is just someone who blames all their problems on someone else.
    "

    Obviously spoken by someone who has NOT gotten over yourself. Look here jackass, getting over yourself has nothing for or against suicide. You are spouting ad nausium reactions you have read or heard from other people like yourself who do not truely understand depression.
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    Patrolboat Male 18-29
    113 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    "Obviously spoken by someone who has NOT gotten over yourself. Look here jackass, getting over yourself has nothing for or against suicide. You are spouting ad nausium reactions you have read or heard from other people like yourself who do not truely understand depression."

    The only thing that can justifiably cause depression is number 3. If your are becoming depressed from these other things that is depressing in itself. Our 1st world problems are so difficult. Go live in a 3rd world country for a week and lets see who should actually be depressed.
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    GuiStuie Male 30-39
    119 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    How about:

    #1. Think before you act.
    #2. Go back to #1.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    This is undoubtedly a bit biased. I suffer from depression, and have been suicidal in my recent past. Medication helps me greatly, but I`m not a doctor, and I can`t tell you what to do. If you are depressed and considering suicide, get help. It`s out there, and it makes a huge difference when you find the right help for you.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    If all else fails, listen to this.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    These are NOT ways to "prevent suicide" but rather to prevent unhappiness, which generally has nothing to do with suicide.

    @Rick_S Me too, unipolar-depression sux! I`m on my 10th different medication stating today, darn side effects!

    @MacGuffin: Actually that`s wrist-slashing music, I think.
    Lyrics For: Alone Again (Naturally)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm
    The comments are good!
    @Zach82: Well said!
    @LandoGriffin: You too.
    @MacGuffin: I like numbers 11, 18 and 19 (I only have 2 cats currently)
    @HalfPintRoo: LOLZ! Yeah, that sums this up nicely.

    The reason I :heart: IAB! The comments! And the laffs...
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm
    Sorry, you are probably too young to know. You are wrong on many of these.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    @MacGuffin: Actually that`s wrist-slashing music, I think.
    Lyrics For: Alone Again (Naturally)

    I Did Not Notice That. My Bad.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    This any better?
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2068 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Who put that together sounds like they should be on suicide watch.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    The list start:

    #1 Grow a set and sort your problems out.

    Then it should end.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    Stupid side effects. Get you every time.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
    815 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm
    I could not agree more.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm
    i dont get the joke
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    As I have mentioned before, I work in mental health at the master`s level, and I agree with plenty of what is on that list for creating better people and a better society in general. I do not however agree with number 10.
    SSRI`s, mood stabilizers and pyschotopic medications are not "dummy" drugs.

    they actually do work to correct the problem the brain is encountering. You would not tell someone with heart disease to "get over it" or "work out the propblem" with MEDICATION.

    mental illness, which is what clinical depression is, is a medical condition, just as heart disease or any other medical condition is.

    I strongly advocate psychotherapy, whether it is CBT, REBT, objects relations, or whatever theory you like, but for many people, they require BOTH therapy and medication. Most people with depression do not require medication for a prolonged period of time and eventually te brain is able to correct the problem and start fun
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    sorry my post should have said, "WITHOUT MEDICATION" for the part about heart disease.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    I don`t appreciate the military and I`m not about to start... I don`t see what`s so admirable about it, unless they`re rescuing people from natural disasters or some such, but then they can hardly be called a military.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    Actually, the world does suck and these are all relevant points, but for ordinary people you just don`t have to let the bastards get you down. I think depression is more nature than nurture, so people would commit suicide whatever their circumstances.
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    Lebowski42 Male 18-29
    67 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    CBT isn`t really psychotherapy... You know that right jamie? Good on you for working in the field but saying things like "most people with depression do not require medication for a prolonged period of time" makes me think that you are either really intent on making a point without writing too much, or have no idea what you are talking about.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    @MacGuffin: Better, the Smiths are good!

    However: "toy die by your side is such a heavenly way to die / and if a 10 ton truck killed the both of us"

    Um, yikes!

    The Cure - Friday I`m In Love For your 80`s happy flashback!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    @Lebowski42: I also question if @Jamie is a doctor or a patient at the "nut house" but he is correct: MANY, if not most people who seek treatment for depression are only on meds for a comparatively short time. If the meds do their job the stress and anxiety should lessen, that coupled with changes to lifestyle (therapy helps there) and hopefully you`ll be better soon.

    Unlike hardcore kooks like me! On meds for 20 years almost, starting my 10th (? idk I lost count) different type tomorrow! Hope this one has no G-D side effects, eh?

    4-6 MONTHS is my wait for therapy now, yay Canadian healthcare! ObamaCare will get those wait times up there y`all, just re-elect him!
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
    1444 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    Lame................
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    4-6 MONTHS is my wait for therapy now, yay Canadian healthcare! ObamaCare will get those wait times up there y`all, just re-elect him!
    While that kind of wait IS a little ridiculous, would you rather wait a while or go bankrupt?

    You admit you`re on your 10th or so medication, I can`t imagine that would have been cheap over the years.

    Insurance and health care in general is f*cked up with greed and inefficiency... You can`t escape one without landing right in the other.
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    Lebowski42 Male 18-29
    67 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    I am in my second year of Practitioner school (psych ARNP with addictions focus)at SU. I am not a provider yet, but I will be soon. I also work at an involuntary psychiatric hospital in Seattle. Generally when we begin psychiatric meds they are unless contraindicated. I am all for working clients off of medications, but that is not the way we generally work. Now antidepressents are easier for people to come off of then antipsychotics (even though more and more people with depression are being given atypical antipsychotics) it is a rare psychiatrist (in my experience) that takes a patient off of medication. That could because I work primarily with low income medicaid clients, and I don`t see how empowered people with insurance interact with their psychiatric providers.
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    Lebowski42 Male 18-29
    67 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    Generally when we begin psychiatric meds they are unless contraindicated.

    Should read: Generally when we begin psychiatric meds they are continued unless contraindicated.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2012 at 11:48 pm
    Look people the problem with health care is not paying cash. Period. Insurance is a form of financing. So is government assistance. If everyone had to pay what they could afford the cost would adjust itself to the true value. People would be forced to take responsibility for their actions. Financing/loans are the entire source of the problems with the world`s economy.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    June 29, 2012 at 12:27 am
    Financing/loans are the entire source of the problems with the world`s economy.
    Bingo.

    This is the problem that caused the 20s to collapse into the 30s. People spending money they don`t have.

    The issue is, with insurance companies and government funding and the like artificially inflating prices, the prices for many things are well above what people can afford out of pocket.

    Simply tripping on a water hazard can cause someone to go bankrupt, because the average person can`t afford the inflated hospital bills and doctor bills and every other f*cking bill they`re going to throw at him for his damaged whatever because they know people with insurance can afford to "let someone else`s money take care of it."

    It`s the same with college tuition. Instead of letting students benefit from scholarships and government grants, colleges jack up their prices to include the "free money."
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    June 29, 2012 at 12:33 am
    Greed, when kept in check, keeps an economy running like a well-oiled machine. But, like putting too much oil in an engine, too much greed will cause it to break down.

    Conservatives want to let the floodgates loose, liberals want to dam the whole river up. There is no happy medium in politics, because they`re all being paid off by one group or another.

    This is why America is f*cked.

    As they say, those who don`t learn from history, are doomed to repeat it...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    June 29, 2012 at 4:45 am
    @Altaru: "I can`t imagine that would have been cheap over the years."
    Yup! Since I`ve paid for most of it myself! You think we Candains get FREE stuff? lolz nope! Unlike the Simpsons episode, we have to pay up to our "deductable" which is anywhere from $1K - $3K (depending on income).
    Sure it helps my Mum, who has serious illnesses and would spend tons o` cash on meds, but most of us still pay about the same as Americans do.

    vv Your two posts about the "why" of the problem are spot on @Altaru! I`d just add "lawyers = bad" to the equation.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2852 posts
    June 29, 2012 at 6:30 am
    Greece stopped doing these things years ago and they`re fine.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5879 posts
    June 29, 2012 at 8:22 am
    1) If they live their life by marketing, they`re idiots.
    2) No one `gives` you a job, you have to earn it.
    3) Wars happen. In this country, service is voluntary.
    4) Women who follow magazines and TV are idiots.
    5) Don`t want to live your life under florescent tubes, better yourself.
    6) It`s called `Work`.
    7) If you live in fear (and are living outside of Chicago), you`re an idiot. Those living IN Chicago fear for a reason.
    8) It`s actually very easy to go through life without getting arrested.
    9) No one forced parents into any economic postion.
    10) Or, stop writing bullpoo `10 things to do` list that is nothing but a very sad attempt to blame business, media and/or `the system` for your choices in life.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5879 posts
    June 29, 2012 at 8:23 am
    MacGuffin-"17. Everybody send MacGuffin £1"

    Damn, why didn`t I think of that. (Hey guys, great deal, I let you start someone elses happines for only half a pound! Or a buck! Better dean that MacGuffins).

    MacGuffin-"18. Get a cat."

    Also a great idea! (Got 8 myself...technically 3 & five kittens).

    MacGuffin-"If all else fails, listen to this."

    Good song. (Damn MacGuffin, you`ve caused me to agree with your three times in the same thread...please don`t tell anyone!)

    BlankTom-"i dont get the joke"

    The joke is that the idiot who wrote this list probably actually believed it.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    June 29, 2012 at 10:09 am
    vv Your two posts about the "why" of the problem are spot on @Altaru! I`d just add "lawyers = bad" to the equation.
    Holy crap, we agree on something?

    I`m not sure how to react in this situation...

    So I`m just going to make faces.
    (>.<)
    (X_X)
    (T_T)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    June 29, 2012 at 10:33 am
    >^..^<
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2012 at 11:00 am
    11) Stop pressuring kids into "coming out" and forcing them to adopt an unnatural and dangerous lifestyle that they really don`t want to be a part of.
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    sajedachy Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2012 at 11:29 am
    Psychological treatment may be most important for preventing the suicide.Its a vary important post because recently suicide is the common in world. Click Here
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    June 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    @sajedachy = SPAMBOT! A very clever one, eh?

    @AvatarJohn: lolz! I agree, but that`s not going to be a popular opinion around here! Certain IABers think it`s genetic to be gay, eh?
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    I agree with #8, but to me #9 is the result of the same movement which still endeavors to overcome #4
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    x13purplesta Female 30-39
    235 posts
    June 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    Two people that I know killed themselves in the last 10 months. They had jobs, families, lots of friends....but only a select few even knew they were depressed. I think it can go much deeper than all this stuff (but I`m sure changing all that would be GREAT! Not holding my breath). Everyone has to deal with this bullcrap but not everyone is suicidal. Its a weird thing, suicide..it makes me sad for AND angry at the person.
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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    15. Legalize it!

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