I'm totally bummed today. Received a text message this morning from one of my best friends, and a mutual friend of ours committed suicide last night. It would appear that 2011 is following its predecessor's trend. I lost someone very close to me last year in October. He was closer than a brother. And now this. A beautiful life snuffed out.

 

I've been on the brink a few times myself, twice with serious health issues, twice by my own hand. Every time I get to the edge and something holds me back. 

 

To lose someone now, after the year I've had, with so many passing through the Black Gate... It bites.

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Comment by Scary Carrie on January 11, 2011 at 6:40pm
It takes a strong person to say this. Been there, lost someone.
Comment by Nerine Dorman on January 10, 2011 at 2:49pm
Just standing by my friends. Feeling helpless 'cos they're up in Joburg and I'm down here in Cape Town but hey, if I can lend emotional support, I do. That's about all that we can. And remember the beautiful shining star who left too soon.
Comment by Mike Hastings on January 10, 2011 at 2:41pm

hey Nerine, ive had family members that took their lives and it hurts the family more so than the individual who does it. if you have a good support of friends and family around you, they are the ones that will help out, that is what they are there for.

i am sorry to here about your lose.

Comment by Nerine Dorman on January 10, 2011 at 5:59am
Thanks, Mary. I've worked through most of my feelings with regard to suicide. It's not my time yet. I have many things to live for. Sometimes it's difficult reaching out when you stand on the brink, but I have these deadlines... They don't go away. **grins** It helps to set goals otherwise living doesn't have any purpose. It's only when sorrow weighs heavily, but luckily those times are few and far between. It just hurts bad that I've friends hurting right now and I can't do anything more than offer them sympathetic words.
Comment by MARY WOLFE (BloodSteele) on January 10, 2011 at 5:21am
SISTA, I MAY NOT KNOW YOU, BUT IF YOU NEED ANYONE TO TALK TO HIT ME UP. I WILL HELP YOU GET THRU THIS, OK? DONT GO THERE HUN. I DONT KNOW YOU AND THATS OK, I WANT TO SHOW YOU THAT THERE IS A LIFE OUT THERE FOR YOU. EVEN WITH FRIENDS WHO HAVE PASSED BEING AWAY FROM YOU. THEY KNOW WHO THE STRONGEST OF YOU ALL ARE...THAT WOULD BE YOU NERINE. DONT GIVE UP. USE THEIR LIVES TO BE A REASON FOR YOU TO KEEP GOIN ON. PEACE.
Comment by Johnny Caputo on January 9, 2011 at 2:21pm
I am sorry to hear about your loss... keep you chin high, remember we will all meet in the end..
Comment by Holly Ellenbecker on January 9, 2011 at 12:48pm
I'm sorry.
Comment by Sziamiau on January 9, 2011 at 12:06pm
sorry to hear. take care
Comment by Sal Abruscato on January 9, 2011 at 11:13am
My Condolences.

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