Posted on February 27, 2010 by Russell
1 Once someone is suicidal, he or she will be suicidal forever.
False. People who want to kill themselves are “suicidal” only for a limited period of time. During this time they either move beyond it, get help or die.
2 If someone tried to kill themselves once, there is a much smaller chance that they will try again.
False. As many as 80% of all completed suicides occurred after previous attempts. This is especially true for young people.
3 Suicidal people clearly want to die.
False. Ambivalence is a marked feature of a suicidal person. Many don’t want to die, but simply want a way to escape an unbearable situation.
Posted on June 26, 2009 by Russell
I am deeply saddened by the death of Michael Jackson. It’s so hard to believe that the King has passed away.
I grew up listening to his songs, and there was a time when music meant Michael Jackson to me. It’s so freaking unbelievable that he died this early.
Rest in peace MJ, you’ll always be in our hearts. You were truly the King of Pop, and you’ll be greatly missed!
My top 10 favourite MJ tracks:
01) Heal The World
02) Man in the Mirror
03) I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
04) Smooth Criminal
05) Black or White
07) Beat It
08) You Rock My World
09) You Are My Life
10) They Don’t Care About Us
Posted on March 28, 2008 by Russell
“Dear Mom, I love you with all my heart. I just wasn’t meant for this world! I hope I can find a place of peace and happiness, a place I am child enough to live, yet man enough to survive. I love you! I hope you can truly believe me. Maybe on my journey I’ll find Jesus. Pray for me mom. Pray I will find happiness. I hurt so bad inside! I want it all to go away. I want a new beginning. I am not afraid to die mom. I’m just so afraid of tomorrow!
To all my friends and loved ones, I ask of you one last favor: don’t let my spirit die. Remember me for the laughs and the good times, the thrills we all had together. I hope I made a place in all your hearts and touched each and every one of you in a special way. I have chosen to die, but I haven’t chosen to be forgotten. I must find a new world, a world of peace and happiness. I want you all to know I am not afraid to die, only to quit living. I’ll miss you.”
“The survival of the fittest. Adios Unfit.”
“I’m going to put myself to sleep now for a bit longer than usual. Call the time eternity.”
Posted on February 7, 2007 by Russell
“I try to write my books so the reader can’t put them down.”
Sidney Sheldon, my favourite author, passed away last week at the age of 89.
His booked reshaped my thoughts throughout my teenage years, and inspired me to reach for the stars. I wouldn’t have been what I’m now if I wasn’t a reader of his novels.
Rest in peace, Sheldon. Rest in peace.