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Last night, happiness came visiting again Afraid of rejection He silently stole into my room He sang not serenades Not did he woo me with the Shakespearian Sonnets His feathery touch took my soul on the path of healing As he wiped away the tears that I cried in my sleep And when I turned...
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DISCLAIMER :THIS IS A COMPLETE WORK OF FICTION. I tried to commit suicide today. I did not really harbor the thought for so long before I made moves to get it done. It’s no biggie. More effort is put into planning and executing the death of another than one’s own life. I bought the rope...
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I’ve always loved colouring books and paintings; the strokes, the swirls, the faded creations, the strong hues, the ways some colours seemed to glint and bounce off each other, the emotions that kept falling in and out of place…mirroring the way I’m feeling at the moment. *Knock Knock* *Knock Knock* That sound of consistent knocking...
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In February, the teenage son of a family friend killed himself. He drank a whole bottle of a popular insecticide while on a short visit to his aunt’s home. His parents said it was a spiritual manipulation that caused him to spray a room with the insecticide and then lie down in it; even when...
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My sister was scrolling through her Instagram feed one day, and told me she’s been coming across several posts from a new Netflix series titled “13 reasons why”. As usual, I was curious to know 13 reasons why…why what exactly? The title seemed incomplete to me. My sister eventually got the movie, a season of...
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Let’s talk about suicide A seven letter word which is associated with so much stigma and confusion; a word which has become synonymous with selfishness. A word, people are quick to point a finger at, quick to scoff at, but slow and sluggish in understanding what it really is. So, what is suicide? Suicide is...
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SUICIDE MYTHS As much as individuals differ, suicide reasons, triggers and frequencies differ. Medically, there are some information, that have over the years, had the same pattern, or numbers as regards suicide; these are the facts. On the other hand, information that have been coined from generalization and is mostly false as regards suicide; are...
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WHY IS THIS RESOURCE NECESSARY? More than 50 research studies worldwide have found that certain types of news coverage can increase the likelihood of suicide in vulnerable individuals. The magnitude of the increase is related to the amount, duration and prominence of coverage. Risk of additional suicides increases when the story explicitly describes the suicide...
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How could you think of that? Now don’t you dare be weak Just take another breath, you’ll feel different next week Your life is not that bad, just look at mine Everyone has problems too, should we all pick up a knife? Life isn’t fair, grow up! It’s all in your head, what’s your problem?...
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I found a recipe That’ll feed your grief And a bile tasting leaf Encased in silver capsules I found a recipe From the valley of broken rainbows And an alley of tall shadows Listen Let it boil like Poseidon’s wrath And create waves in a hollow passage Maybe then, it would lessen your baggage And...
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