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Response to Hoyt (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:50 AM

77. Of the people I've known who have comitted/sttempted suicide only one by gun.

 

Cousin Steve: Drug dependent/drug culture; shotgun in the mouth. Severly depressed.

Sister#1: Attempted carbon monoxide in the garage; middle of an ugly divorce/child custody w/a biker husband who smacked her around. (no gun). Courts were totally useless in stopping the abuse during and after the divorce.

Uncle V: Death by alcohol and car, severe PTSD (WWII). Several prior attempts, finally did himself in. Covered by VA medical.

Someone even closer: Attempted death by pills, teenage depression.

Four of my dad's former co-workers: Death by driving their car into the path of oncoming 18 wheelers; depression, lost jobs at the steel plant.

Random college students have taken dives from the top of various college buildings (my campus), I didn't know them personally. But I do know this group did have access to mental health counseling and didn't take advantage of it. Pressure from parents relative to grades seemed to be a common factor.

Depression, drugs, alcohol any questions? Maybe we should legalize drugs so we can increase the blame on guns.

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