Why Do Popular, Attractive, and Talented People Commit Suicide? – Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington

At the foot of this blog are more blogs about Suicide I used to cover when I blogged, this is not me starting to blog again, I needed help to write most of this. But it’s a subject that needs talked about. Remember everyone ‘Regret is only regret when we allow regret to be the ever-lasting emotion’. The reality of Suicide and the recent death of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington is he was RICH, FAMOUS, FUNNY! Everything most people want to be, yet here he is SPEAKING ABOUT HIS MIND, something he did a lot. In the interview in the video at the foot of this page the TRIGGERS of suicide were there for all to see, yet here we are again asking “Could we have done more”, and this leads to the question “Why is this still so Taboo”? Never is there an intervention, always regret and that is so sad. One song from MANY done by Linking Park and sung by Chester was ‘Rolling in the Deep’ a cover song done by Adele, not a song you would ever expect Chester to take on, yet he did and he nailed it. I will share 4 videos here, 2 songs and 2 videos of Chester as the man we knew away from being rich, famous, liked, loved more

Rolling In The Deep Cover Chester Bennington
Via Numael Roldan on You Tube

Behind all the sadness we MUST see the fun side of people. Chester said in the video at the top “When I am alone with my mind “It is like I should not be there, and Music is my ONLY escape” And I say these exact words about Music to ANYONE who will listen to my ranting. Chester found his stage to OUT his demons, but sadly it wasn’t enough. So I leave you with the good memory of another person LEFT ALONE with people guessing before and after he killed himself. Celebrate the life, but ask “How can we get this Taboo gone and help people” I myself think “Suicide” from time to time as it’s part of my ongoing circumstances that WE ALL HAVE, but in me saying this, does it help? Answer, no! I would be called pathetic and weak and bad as I have kids and loved ones. But Chester was a fun lad, here is the proof

Chester Bennington – Unforgettable Funny Moments
Via Sarah_Lia on You Tube


Below is what Linkin Park did, this is the type of songs they sung, they were amazing

In The End (Official Video) – Linkin Park
Via Linkin Park on You Tube

In this video from an interview in Feb ’17 shows Chester Bennington expressing his cries for help. Hindsight is 20/20. At the time the interviewer and fans alike joked at his comments. Looking back, it’s clearly not a joking matter. Mental illness is a very serious issue, that is not to be over looked. It can take all forms. People you know may be going through similar situations. So next time you have someone pour their heart out to you, really listen to what they are saying. It may be a cry for help….. This is not a promo for WakingUpDad or WakingUpDad.net …. I am simply posting this as a long time fan of Chester and the group Linkin Park. I am just as shocked as everyone else and searching for answers as to why. In the video he clearly is telling us. We just didn’t listen. RIP Chester Bennington. You will be missed. Prayers to his family, wife and kids.

Chester Bennington’s cry for HELP! Linkin Park
Via Waking Up Dad on You Tube


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Thousands die after being declared ‘fit for work’ – no wonder Tories didn’t want anyone to know

Reluctant: Iain Duncan Smith didn't want to release the figures

Reluctant: Iain Duncan Smith didn’t want to release the figures

As a severally disabled person myself living with the cloud of #Suicide because I think I am too much for my loved ones all I can do is try and stand up and live any life my body and mind will allow, also I am trying to #ChangeTheDisabledSign I find this news awful but sadly I am not surprised. I blogged for 2 years with the help of my partner and copy and paste like below to give news to this. The title and story below tell the story but I will leave blogs I did as far back as 2 or 3 years ago regarding the Tory party having £Billions of pounds for Trident and War, but not enough to look after people who need looked after, and also the family of those struggling to help the people they care for. Below are also #Suicide numbers for people who really need help as well as previous blogs I have done. Also I may add, I can be contacted via the Twitter and Skype at the foot of the page. I must thank the same person who sits here and types for me and helps me do these blogs also caring for me 24/7, giving me my Medication, 1 being a controlled drug, helping be shower in a seat, dress, cook for me, basically everything, many people depend on help and it must be given. I know I said I stopped but for this I can’t and won’t look away, no matter the cost. Sadly many videos I have shared have been deleted by someone. Also at the foot of each blog there are 3 more pointing at the same story. All this aside, CATCH THE THIEVES WHO STEAL DISABLED PEOPLE MONEY, WHOEVER THEY ARE!!



I agree with this, but our Government WE PAY FOR must do better



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For those who need help! Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – GOV.UK


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Thanks to the Freedom of Information act, Iain Duncan Smith has been forced to release figures showing how many ­people declared fit for work by his department dropped dead.

More than 4,000 people died within six weeks of being found “fit for work”, the Department for Work and Pensions has admitted.

The figures cover the period between December 2011 to February 2014. All were told they should find a job following a “Work Capability Assessment”.

Of the total, 1,360 died after losing an appeal against the decision. Apparently 80 people a week are dying after being assessed as fit for work. Now we know why Mr Duncan Smith and the Government were so reluctant to release these figures.

It will shock nobody to hear the Iain Duncan Smith response to this shaming revelation is to adapt the famous line from the Bruce Willis film The Sixth Sense – “I don’t see dead people”.

"I see dead people": But Iain Duncan Smith doesn't, apparently

“I see dead people”: But Iain Duncan Smith doesn’t, apparently

So, in ­addition to throwing the disabled out of their adapted homes under the hated Bedroom Tax , wasting billions of public money on a complete turkey of a ­computer system for universal credit, we can now add hounding the sick to death to the charge sheet.

This was all supposedly to save the taxpayers money and weed out the shirkers and scammers. As for the people doing the work placement assessing, from what I know they are not given time or resources enough to carry out the ­assessments fairly.

They are paid per ­assessment, so they try to carry out as many as possible, making random conclusions based on interviews in which they don’t listen properly ­because they are too busy working out the route to the next ­assessment.

As of 22:48 0n the 3rd September 2016 - How Britain is dealing with this

As of 22:48 0n the 3rd September 2016 – How Britain is dealing with this

Of course, those disabled and sick have to appeal and the majority of them are successful. But then comes more expense as the appeals process costs money. Also the stress to people suffering multiple illnesses because they are ­basically being treated as con merchants can lead to serious deteriorations in their health.

I wonder how many of them had to be ­hospitalised and needed expensive ­aftercare.

How much money did we as taxpayers save with these callous tests – and was it enough to pay for the extra NHS care necessary?

One wonders what Mr Duncan Smith and his fellow travellers in cruelty will come up with next.

I have no inside track on this – but my fiver would be on something like “pay as you go“ wheelchairs, to save money and incentivise the paraplegic to walk. Watch this space and despair.

~~End Story…for now….~~




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How Benefit Sanctions Have Driven UK to Suicide

A poster against benefits sanctions in Salford.

By: Maya Oppenheim At: http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/benefit-sanctions-have-driven-people-to-suicide-110

This is a fairly long read but it drives home exactly what Ian Duncan Smith and his mates who all got raises last year have done to us all. If it didn’t effect you, please don’t look away and be selfish. Just because a person has money should they look away and not care? Scotland if we TRULY want the SNP to change the UK political system, give it a chance. We must FULLY understand why and not just vote because a few media images captured our imagination. Wake up to a story and truth that could very easily be you one day. YES YOU!! Also we must know why the Tory party should NEVER lead Scotland again, I stand with my English friends, they have a battle also and we will be there, English people are saying we can change the country, go to the bottom of this and you will see an English guy talk Scotland up in a link


Last year, on the 23rd of June, Malcolm Burge set off from his home in London to travel to a funeral in the West Country. Four days later, he killed himself inside his car.

Burge’s cries for help came in the form of letters to his local council. “I’m now more stressed, depressed and suicidal than any of my previous letters,” he wrote. “I have no savings or assets. I’m not trying to live. I’m trying to survive.”

These letters were ignored by Newham council, who later admitted to sending letters in an “inappropriate tone” to Burge. Having spent his life as a gardener at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Burge started claiming benefits when he became a carer for his father later in life.

In January of 2013, his housing benefit was halved from £90 to £45. Newham council failed to inform him of the change and continued to pay him the full amount due to a backlog. In the end, the council issued a demand for their overpayment of £800.

Burge was unable to afford this on his basic subsistence income; in one letter to the council he wrote, “I can’t remember the last time I had £800 in my possession.” Regardless, he was sent ten letters demanding repayment, and money was deducted from his weekly benefits without permission. In turn, Burge became increasingly distressed, to the point where he felt he couldn’t cope any more.

This guy would steal the milk from your tea then come back for the sugar

This guy would steal the milk from your tea then come back for the sugar

The coroner, Michael Rose, was insistent that Burge had not attempted to avoid the debt. Instead, he said, “This is a tragic case. Mr Burge had obviously been caught up in the change of the government benefits system. He is a man who clearly needed help, but unfortunately Newham borough council were unable to give it to him.”

Burge is not the first person to take his own life after losing his benefits, and he’s unlikely to be the last. Last month the government’s Work and Pensions Select Committee announced that 40 people had committed suicide because of problems with welfare payments since 2012. Following the announcement, MPs called for an independent review into the deaths that surround benefit sanctions.

Most of these deaths pass us by, because individuals who’ve never made it to the media in life rarely do in death. As a result, the Burges of the world die alone, faceless and voiceless. It’s never possible to truly know why someone chose to take their life, but you can’t help but wonder whether Burge would have ended his had he not been pushed into a financial – and, subsequently, psychological – crisis.

Suicide remains taboo in public discourse. While we might speak more openly about our mental health than ever before, the “S” word continues to linger in the shadows. According to the Samaritans, “The majority of people who feel suicidal do not actually want to die; they do not want to live the life they have.”


Research has increasingly highlighted the link between poverty and suicide – people in a dire financial situation not wanting to live the life they have. A report by Samaritans, for instance, has shown that those in the poorest communities are ten times more likely to commit suicide than the affluent. What’s more, the Office for National Statisticsclaims that the recent recession has driven male suicide rates to their highest level since 2001.

“My advisor told me that I needed to learn a ‘work ethic’, and that if I didn’t attend an unpaid work programme I would be sanctioned again. Obviously I became extremely anxious. As soon as I got home I swallowed every pill I had in the house and tried to overdose. I wasn’t in a good place. I ended up in A&E having my stomach pumped. It was the worst day I’ve ever had.”

Like Burge, Sam Clement, 42, also reached the point of wanting to take his own life after his benefits were cut. Fortunately, he survived. “It might make no sense to you, but I was sanctioned for attending a self-employment training course with my housing association,” he explains. “Although my advisor told me this was fine, when I got back another advisor said it wasn’t an approved training course so she’d have to sanction me, and that was that. My money stopped coming through.”

Clement went into the Job Centre every day to find out what was going on. It took a month and a half for them to tell him he would be sanctioned for a month in December of 2013, meaning all money was cut off. “The situation rapidly deteriorated. I only had five pounds, so I very quickly ran out of food,” he recalls. “And after two or three days of not eating, I got diarrhoea, but by that time I’d run out of toilet roll. I was too stressed and hungry to sleep, and if I did sleep I made a mess.”

Unable to afford electricity or heating, Clement’s Christmas was cold and dark. “I remember sitting in the living room on Christmas day, watching families walking around happily out the window, while I sat hoping for darkness to come so I could go to bed,” he says.

Like most of us, Clement didn’t know what a benefit sanction actually was until he was on the receiving end of one. “I had no idea they could just take your money away like that,” he says. “It shocked me how quickly I fell to pieces. The whole thing destroyed my mental health.”

When his sanction period finally came to an end, Clement returned to the Job Centre. “When I arrived back, my advisor told me that I needed to learn a ‘work ethic’, and that if I didn’t attend an unpaid work programme I would be sanctioned again. Obviously I became extremely anxious.” He pauses as his voice catches in his throat. “As soon as I got home I swallowed every pill I had in the house and tried to overdose. I wasn’t in a good place. I ended up in A&E having my stomach pumped. It was the worst day I’ve ever had.”

After a turbulent seven months of waiting, the doctor finally put Clement in touch with a therapist. Since then he has undergone individual and group therapy, as well as CBT. Nevertheless, the repercussions of his sanction continue to haunt him.

“Before the sanction, my mental health was fine. I certainly wouldn’t have called myself anxious,” he says. “But I am now. I haven’t wanted to leave my flat in 15 months. Home is my safety blanket. I can be perfectly OK inside, but if I walk to the Job Centre my hands start shaking. In the back of my head, my mind is screaming at me to go home.”

Since his sanction, Clement has developed insomnia, as well as a whole raft of stress-induced health problems. “My legs have swollen due to psoriasis and I’ve put on three stone. It’s all down to the anxiety. You can’t plan for a sanction, and it’s always at the back of my mind,” he says.

The word “sanction” may have once been one we reserved for the West’s scolding of Russia, but it now holds resonance far closer to home. Since the coalition introduced a tighter policy on sanctions in October of 2012, increasing the maximum time you could lose your benefits to three years, the number of sanctions has skyrocketed. According to Unite, 2 million people have had their benefits stopped in the last two years. Moreover, 2014 saw the largest number of sanctions in history.

Like Clement, people often lose their benefits for the most arbitrary of reasons. Examples range from selling Remembrance Day poppies to not searching for jobs on Christmas Day, or being two minutes late for signing on. Even having a heart attack. (There’s a Tumblr page dedicated to highlighting absurd sanctioning reasons in case you want to continue revelling in the absurdity of it all.) The causes may differ, but all of these sanctions are removing a basic subsistence income from people who have no other way to survive.

It’s also worth noting that people with mental health problems are far more likely to have their benefits sanctioned. According to research from the mental health charity Mind, six out of ten disabled people who are sanctioned have a mental health condition or learning difficulty. In 2009, claimants with mental health problems only constituted 35 percent of those sanctioned. In 2013, that number grew to a staggering 58 percent.

Tom Pollard, Policy and Campaigns Manager at Mind, says: “We’re very concerned about the impact changes to benefits are having on people with mental health problems, including the number of people having their benefits stopped.” Sanctions cause not just financial problems but “added emotional distress”, he says. Mind has been getting an increasing number of calls from people experiencing suicidal thoughts, and while the causes of suicide are myriad and complex, we know that the reforms being made to benefits are a contributory factor for many people.”

In April of 2014, Mind received 169 phone calls from people who were experiencing suicidal thoughts. By December, this number had increased to 246 calls.

“Stopping benefits does not help people with mental health problems back into work,” stresses Pollard. “In fact, it often results in people becoming more anxious and unwell, and this makes a return to work less likely. Sanctions are based on a false assumption that individuals lack motivation and willingness to work, but it’s the impact of their illness and the environment [in which] they are expected to work which actually present the toughest challenges.”

In spite of this, blanket sanctions are applied regardless of an individual’s state of mind. In turn, benefit sanctions are tipping deeply vulnerable individuals – in need of support, not punishment – over the edge.

In May of 2013, a landmark court decision ruled that Work Capability Assessments were not fit for purpose and significantly disadvantaged those with mental health conditions. The scheme, however, has carried on regardless.

While it may be a given that economic hardship impacts one’s mental health, the isolation, shame, insecurity and powerlessness that have long been endemic to poverty have been further exacerbated by the coalition’s brutal sanctions regime. The ever-looming threat of having the rug pulled from beneath your feet leads to a perpetual cycle of fear and uncertainty – you’re only ever one envelope away from destitution.

Depression is multicausal. It transcends and eclipses affluence, class, occupation and talent. But it’s imperative that we, as a nation, recognise the very clear link between austerity and poor mental health. It goes the other way, too – those with mental health problems are at a greater risk of economic hardship, and figures show that people with mental health problems are more likely to be unemployed, be in low-income jobs, in debt or rent arrears and retire early.

Just like sanctions, the government’s controversial Work Capability Assessments are also pushing claimants into crisis mode. In early 2011, the Coalition reassessed 2.5 million people with physical and mental illnesses for their incapacity benefits. In turn,hundreds of thousands of highly vulnerable, mentally unwell claimants were judged fit for work and no longer entitled to government support. In four out of ten cases, the original decision was overturned, proving that they had been mistakenly judged fit for work in the first place.

Work Capability Assessments are run via a rigid, computer-based points system and semi-structured interviews. Both have been widely criticised for their faceless, one-size-fits-all approach. In May of 2013, a landmark court decision ruled that Work Capability Assessments were not fit for purpose and significantly disadvantaged those with mental health conditions. The scheme, however, has carried on regardless.

Together, Work Capability Assessments and benefit sanctions are pushing the most vulnerable and helpless into psychological turmoil. In an open letter to The Guardian, 442 psychotherapists, counsellors and academics condemned austerity’s impact on the nation’s mental health. In the letter, they argued that the “intimidatory disciplinary regime” facing benefit claimants would be further exacerbated by the Conservative’s latest budget plans.

After all, the Conservative Manifesto clearly states that people “who might benefit from treatment should get the medical help they need so they can return to work. If they refuse a recommended treatment, we will review whether their benefits should be reduced.” In other words, people with mental health problems will face sanctions, hardship and misery if they turn down treatment they are not ready for.

The Conservatives are proposing on-screen, electronic cognitive behaviour therapy treatment for 40,000 claimants. The problem here is that mechanical, automated treatments are likely to overlook an individual’s highly subjective and private psychological needs. It begs the question: can therapy be defined as such when it doesn’t require consent and is enforced via the ever-present threat of sanctions? Hundreds of psychologists have argued no, labelling this so-called “therapy” as “damaging” and “professionally unethical” in their open letter.

Maybe we’re coming to the end of all this. Maybe next week will mark the end of a period of some of the greatest cuts to the vulnerable this country has seen in a very long time. But real lives have been lost because people could not see a future beyond the mess of their welfare payments. We must grieve for those lives, because while such fatalities are the starkest example of the psychological fall-out of austerity, so many more are suffering day-in, day-out.

For now…


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The ’27 Club’ – Famous people to die aged 27


If you know about this then pass on by, if you don’t then read on. The 27 club is as mysterious as it is almost cult like. I have been aware of this unfortunate club for years now as a few of my favourite performers fall into this mysterious age. Had 1 or 2, maybe 5 died at age 27 I would not be revisiting this subject, sadly there were too many. Jim Morrison of the Doors I love and have done since I understood elicit music. I was born 1973, when I started to experiment with drugs it was the early 90’s, maybe late 80’s I can’t be sure. You name the drug, sadly I took it. Having 2 sons around 5 and 3 years old and a few bad experiences made me go cold turkey on the spot, I found it easy to rid my demons in one day, well I thought I had. Lately these demons have resurfaced and remind me of my actions as a younger man. Irony is something I never miss, this is happening as I come off legal drugs my Dr gives me. Dehydrocodone, Tramadol, Diazepam, Amitriptyline and Morphine are my choice of prescribed drugs these days, I hate them, I like to be in control. The pain will kill me in the end, thankfully not aged 27 But to come off the drugs I did I am thankful for happening. My partner was a big voice in me going straight, and as I say, on the same day I stopped, didn’t need to go back, didn’t feel the need for them. I found smoking harder to stop, strange huh? I can look into the soul of the 27’s and understand what did them in the end. Although not all went the bad way, many OD’d or committed suicide

So we look to the 27 club, I have read all about them and each had a demon, they smiled for cameras but look beyond the smile and into the eyes and you see a different person, I can see it but maybe I see it because I spent so much time looking at myself in the mirror asking what I had done wrong or was doing wrong . I just know the eyes. I could share ever 27 club member but I will keep it readable, at the bottom of the list of 27’s is video showing many of the 27 club. Rumours of many selling their soul to the devil are actually real should you want to go read. This is why I said ‘Almost Cult-like’ at the top. You decide, was it all coincidence? The list below is shocking. Did these people sell their souls? Was it all one moment of chance time and time again?


Jim Morrison


MTV Unplugged: Nirvana

Kurt Cobain

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse


Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

Rolling Stone - Brian Jones

Rolling Stone – Brian Jones

Take Amy Winehouse, she came out of nowhere in the UK, she was happy go lucky always smiling and her interviews at the start she was just a kid happy to be living her dream. Sadly she took the wrong back, her friend Russell Brand was one of many who tried to save her, now they all live with some for of guilt, often in the lyrics of a song looking back we seen it coming, below is a superb song 

Amy Winehouse – Rehab – Lyrics 

Who didn’t like Jim Morrison at his peak, every guy wanted to be him, every woman wanted to be with him. I have watched almost all interviews Jim done, seen all the performances when he was on acid/LSD, the guy had burning demons inside, this song was from the early days but you can clearly see his passion for his art

The Doors – People are Strange (Lyrics) HD

Janis Joplin died of  an alleged heroin overdose and she was superb, listen to her music still, she had a melody to her music that cried out ‘I don’t care’ She was brilliant, sadly her demons dragged her the wrong way, like Amy she just got in with the wrong people

JANIS JOPLIN Piece of my Heart – Lyrics

Kurt Cobain is a strange one to this day, rumours and conspiracists alike say Courtney Love killed him, trust me there is no need to retract anything here, go Google and you will find many stories. Courtney’s father said “She pulled the trigger” The official cause of death is suicide but did his partner want his money and fame for life? We will never know

Nirvana – Come As You Are (Lyrics)

People identified as being in the 27 Club


Name Date of death Official cause of death Fame Age 27 Club
Alexandre Levy January 17, 1892 Unknown Composer, pianist and conductor 27 years, 98 days [19]
Louis Chauvin March 26, 1908 Neurosyphilitic sclerosis Ragtime musician 27 years, 13 days [19][20]
Robert Johnson August 16, 1938 Poisoning (strychnine [unattributed]) Blues singer and musician who recorded a very influential set of 29 songs. 27 years, 100 days [19][20][21][22][23][24][25]
Nat Jaffe August 5, 1945 Complications from high blood pressure Swing jazz pianist 27 years, 216 days [19]
Jesse Belvin February 6, 1960 Traffic collision (car) R&B singer, pianist and songwriter 27 years, 53 days [19][20][22][23]
Rudy Lewis May 20, 1964 Drug overdose Vocalist of the Drifters 27 years, 271 days [22][24]
Joe Henderson October 24, 1964 Heart attack R&B and gospel singer 27 years, 183 days [26]
Malcolm Hale October 31, 1968 Poisoning (carbon monoxide) Original member and lead guitarist of Spanky and Our Gang 27 years, 166 days [19][23]
Dickie Pride March 26, 1969 Drug overdose (sleeping pills) Rock and roll singer 27 years, 156 days [22]
Brian Jones July 3, 1969 Drowning[27] (coroner’s report states “death by misadventure”)[28] Rolling Stones founder, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist 27 years, 125 days [19][20][22][23][24][25][29]
Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson September 3, 1970 Drug overdose (barbiturate), possible suicide Leader, singer and primary composer of Canned Heat 27 years, 61 days [19][20][22][23][24][25]
Jimi Hendrix September 18, 1970 Asphyxiation[30] Pioneering electric guitarist, singer and songwriter for the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys 27 years, 295 days [19][20][22][23][24][25][29]
Janis Joplin October 4, 1970 Drug overdose (probable, heroin)[31] Lead vocalist and songwriter for Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Kozmic Blues Band and Full Tilt Boogie Band 27 years, 258 days [19][20][22][23][24][25][32]
Arlester “Dyke” Christian March 13, 1971 Murdered Frontman, vocalist and bassist of Dyke and the Blazers 27 years, 273 days [19]
Jim Morrison July 3, 1971 Heart failure[33] Singer, lyricist, and leader of the Doors 27 years, 207 days [19][20][22][23][24][25][29]
Linda Jones March 14, 1972 Complications from diabetes Soul singer 27 years, 91 days [22]
Leslie Harvey May 3, 1972 Electrocution Guitarist for Stone the Crows and brother of Alex Harvey 27 years, 233 days [20][23][25]
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan March 8, 1973 Gastrointestinal hemorrhage Founding member, keyboardist and singer of the Grateful Dead 27 years, 181 days [19][20][22][23][24][25]
Roger Lee Durham July 27, 1973 Fell off a horse and died from the injuries Singer and percussionist of Bloodstone 27 years, 163 days [19][23]
Wallace Yohn August 12, 1974 Plane crash Organ player of Chase 27 years, 212 days [19]
Dave Alexander February 10, 1975 Pulmonary edema Bassist for the Stooges 27 years, 252 days [19][20][22][23][24][25]
Pete Ham April 24, 1975 Suicide by hanging Keyboardist and guitarist, leader of Badfinger 27 years, 362 days [19][20][22][23][24][25]
Gary Thain December 8, 1975 Drug overdose (heroin) Former bassist of Uriah Heep and the Keef Hartley Band 27 years, 207 days [19][20][23][24]
Cecilia August 2, 1976 Traffic collision (car) Singer 27 years, 296 days [34][35]
Helmut Köllen May 3, 1977 Poisoning (carbon monoxide) Bassist for 1970s prog rock band Triumvirat 27 years, 62 days [19][23]
Chris Bell December 27, 1978 Traffic collision (car) Singer-songwriter and guitarist of power pop band Big Star and solo 27 years, 349 days [19][20][22][23]
Jacob Miller March 23, 1980 Traffic collision (car) Reggae artist and lead singer for Inner Circle 27 years, 324 days [20][24]
D. Boon December 22, 1985 Traffic collision (van) Guitarist, lead singer of punk band the Minutemen 27 years, 266 days [19][20][22][23][25]
Alexander Bashlachev February 17, 1988 Fall from a height, probable suicide Poet, rock musician and songwriter 27 years, 266 days [34]
Jean-Michel Basquiat August 12, 1988 Drug overdose (Speedball) Painter and graffiti artist; formed the band Gray 27 years, 234 days [22][23][24][25]
Pete de Freitas June 14, 1989 Traffic collision (motorcycle) Drummer for Echo & the Bunnymen 27 years, 346 days [19][20][22][23][24]
Mia Zapata July 7, 1993 Murdered Lead singer of the Gits 27 years, 316 days [19][20][22]
Kurt Cobain April 5, 1994 c. Suicide by gunshot[36] Founding member, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for Nirvana 27 years, 44 days c. [19][20][22][23][24][25][32]
Kristen Pfaff June 16, 1994 Drug overdose (heroin) Bass guitarist for Hole and Janitor Joe 27 years, 21 days [19][20][22][23][24][25]
Richey Edwards February 1, 1995 Disappeared; officially presumed dead November 23, 2008 Lyricist and guitarist for Manic Street Preachers 27 years, 41 days [19][22][23][25]
Fat Pat February 3, 1998 Murdered American rapper and member of Screwed Up Click 27 years, 61 days [19][20]
Freaky Tah March 28, 1999 Murdered American rapper and member of the hip hop group Lost Boyz 27 years, 318 days [19]
Kami June 21, 1999 Subarachnoid hemorrhage Drummer for Malice Mizer 27 years, 140 days [37]
Rodrigo Bueno June 24, 2000 Traffic collision (car) Cuarteto singer 27 years, 31 days [34]
Sean Patrick McCabe August 28, 2000 Asphyxiation Lead singer of Ink & Dagger 27 years, 289 days [19][20][22][23]
Maria Serrano Serrano November 24, 2001 Plane crash (Crossair Flight 3597) Background singer for Passion Fruit 27 years, 363 days [19]
Jeremy Michael Ward May 25, 2003 Drug overdose (heroin) The Mars Volta and De Facto sound manipulator 27 years, 20 days [19][20][22][23]
Bryan Ottoson April 19, 2005 Drug overdose (prescription medication) Guitarist for American Head Charge 27 years, 32 days [19][20][23]
Valentín Elizalde November 26, 2006 Murdered Mexican banda singer 27 years, 297 days [19]
Amy Winehouse July 23, 2011 Poisoning (alcohol)[38] Singer-songwriter 27 years, 312 days [20][22][23][24][25][29]
Richard Turner August 11, 2011 Cardiac arrest Trumpet player, collaborator with Friendly Fires[39] 27 years, 12 days [20]
Nicole Bogner January 6, 2012 Undisclosed illness Singer for Visions of Atlantis 27 years, 290 days [40]
Soroush “Looloosh” Farazmand November 11, 2013 Murdered Guitarist for the Yellow Dogs 27 years, 11 days [41][42]
Slađa Guduraš December 10, 2014 Road accident Bosnian pop singer and actress 27 years, 121 days [43]

Top 10 Musicians Who Died at Age 27 (The 27 Club)

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Politicians Greed Vs Benefit slashing Suicides – Wake up, vote them out! -Suicide Contact Numbers

As Austerity cuts deep into the poor and disabled they people WE PAY to work FOR US deny us, cheat, steal, and nothing is done! WAKE UP EVERYONE

As Austerity cuts deep into the poor and disabled they people WE PAY to work FOR US deny us, cheat, steal, and nothing is done! WAKE UP EVERYONE

It’s important we try and help the disabled and vulnerable https://shaunynews.com/2015/01/25/if-you-do-one-thing-today-share-this-you-will-be-saving-a-life-suicidehotlines/ < Is a link that if you see and don’t share, in my eyes makes you selfish, it takes seconds to care people. We have people committing suicide over Benefit cuts all over the UK and this is more than sad, especially when we look into the expenses scandal that is still happening in Westmonster. I don’t have to care about other people, I could turn a blind eye and say “I am ok, why should I care” I am asking, WHAT DO YOU SAY? Do you want to out these thieves or do you have a bought house, triple glazing and a comfy life and don’t care? Wake up! George Osborne and Ian Duncan Smith have (Allegedly) used expenses for food, for TV Licences and more, things you and I must pay for, work hard for, whatever. I will share what I can below..But the Suicides at the hands of ATOS were awful, this is still happening, people are taking their lives due to benefit cuts while the people we pay to help us spend OUR MONEY, a Millions o£ pounds and more every year for things like Dog beds, light bulbs, Sky TV, the list is awful. Are we sheep Britain? Prove your worth and join in, why leave it to others. If you think “Aww others will protest” you are selfish. Do it for the living, vote these scumbags out, if you think only about your own bank account, you are selfish. Sorry, I speak to the truth, should we ALL stand up we can beat these thieves



Iain Duncan Smith LAUGHS during Bedroom Tax

British MPs in expenses controversy
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The man who runs the finances of the UK himself



The man who runs the finances of the UK himself




Via http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/government-benefit-cuts-are-already-being–blamed-for-the-deaths-of-three-vulnerable-people-and-there-may-be-60-more-9942735.html

Nothing quite says ‘Merry Christmas!’ like accusations of a government cover-up over a series of benefit claimants’ deaths.

But that’s exactly the festive message that disability rights groups say the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is sending out to the poor and disabled this week, with the news that they are still considering whether or not they will publish their reviews into 60 benefit-related deaths < Read this guys and gal’s 

The response came following a Freedom of Information request from the Disability News Service in which the DWP admitted to carrying out 60 peer reviews into deaths of customers since February 2012. In response to another FOI request to publish the conclusions of those reviews, the DWP said it required a further month under a section of the Freedom of Information Act to determine whether the information was “in the public interest”.

However disabled and anti-cuts campaigners have accused the government of “petty obstructionism” and attempting to cover up the truth that their policy of welfare cuts is leading to the deaths of vulnerable individuals. And who can blame them? The Government has repeatedly denied any links between benefit cuts and deaths, despite the fact that there is evidence to the contrary.

Like the case of David Clapson, a diabetes sufferer who was found dead from acute lack of insulin after his benefits had been stopped. There was no food in his flat – or in his stomach, an autopsy found – and he had just £3.44 in his bank account. Why? Because the ex-soldier, who was reportedly found with a pile of printed CV’s near his body, had been deemed not to be taking the search for work seriously enough.


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If You Do One Thing Today – Share this, You Will Be Saving A Life #SuicideHotlines


Via @ShaunyNews

Short and sweet this one. People all over the World take their own lives, many think they have nowhere to turn, all is lost, it’s the end. 



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New Twist: Charlie Hebdo Police Investigator Turns Up Dead, ‘Suicided’

police commissioner from Limoges, France, Helric Fredou

Police commissioner from Limoges, France, Helric Fredou

By @ShaunyNews Via http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/01/10/new-twist-charlie-hebdo-lead-investigator-turns-up-dead-suicided/

Often when we hear a story it makes no sense at all, this one is no different. I had a bad few days with my Fibromyalgia flaring up over the weekend I missed all of this live. Only now as I look at what happened and came across this story. I have tried HARD to research about his family. The official line is he was suffering depression and took his own life. Now it can be easy to see a story in a light nobody else does, it makes NO SENSE! Why would the guy running the show via the police commit suicide in the middle of all this. I think we can say this is ‘Suspicious’ to say the least. Links below and video from a friend Daboo7 (Just to add Daboo7 is now here http://undergroundworldnews.com/) Is this guy Another Mossad victim? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mossad

WTF! Police Commissioner of Charlie Hebdo Event Found Dead!
Via Dahboo777 on You Tube

As the dust settles from this week’s terror extravaganza in France, more loose ends are turning up (or being tied up), with this latest bizarre bombshell which is already fueling speculation as to the covert nature of the Charlie Hebdo false flag affair. A police commissioner from Limoges, France, Helric Fredou, aged 45, turned up dead from a gun shot to the head on Thursday amid the Charlie Hebdo affair. A high-ranking official within the French law enforcement command-and-control structure, Fredou was also a former deputy director of the regional police service.

At the time of his death, police claim to have not known the reason for his alleged suicide. This was reflected in their official statements to the media: “It is unknown at this time the reasons forhis actions”. However, a back story appears to have been inserted simultaneously, most likely from the very same police media liaisons, who then told the press that Fredou was ‘depressed and overworked’. For any law enforcement officer in France, it would seem rather odd that anyone would want to miss the biggest single terror event in the century, or history in the making, as it were.

Here is a link to the original report in the French media, which confirms that Commissioner Fredou was indeed working on the Charlie Hebdo case:

The Fredou Commissioner, like all agents SRPJ, worked yesterday on the case of the massacre at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo. In particular, he was investigating the family ofone of the victims. He killed himself before completing its report. A psychologicalcell’ was set upin the police station.”

Even more bizarrely, an almost identical event took place just over one year earlier, November 2013 in Limoges, when the number 3 ranked SRPJ officer had killed himself in similar circumstances, with his weapon in the police hotel. Allegedly, his colleague discovered his body. The prosecution ruled that case was a suicide too, and the police officer had left a suicide note to his family in which he expressed “personal reasons” for his surprising action.

Sputnik News

Police commissioner, who had been investigating the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine committed suicide with his service gun on Thursday night.

Police commissioner Helric Fredou, who had been investigating the attack on the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, committed suicide in his office. The incident occurred in Limoges, the administrative capital of the Limousin region in west-central France, on Thursday night, local media France 3 reports.

Helric Fredou, 45, suffered from ‘depression’ and experienced ‘burn out’ [according to the official statement]. Shortly before committing suicide, he met with the family of a victim of the Charlie Hebdo attack and killed himself preparing the report.

Fredou began his career in 1997 as a police officer at the regional office of the judicial police of Versailles. Later he returned to Limoges, his hometown. Since 2012 he had been the deputy director of the regional police service.

“We are all shocked. Nobody was ready for such developments”, a representative of the local police union told reporters.

On January 7, 2015, two gunmen burst into the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo magazine, known for issuing cartoons, ridiculing Islam. The [suspected] attackers, later identified as brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, killed 12 people and injured 11, and escaped from the scene. Following two days of nationwide manhunt, the suspects were killed on Friday by French police some 20 miles northeast of Paris.

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When Society starts to understand there is no choice in being #LGBT Maybe lives will be saved

When Society starts to understand there is no choice in being #LGBT Maybe lives will be saved

By @ShaunyGibson Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fix-society-transgender-teen-leelah-alcorn-posted-plea-suicide-n277666 and other sourced images and my views –  #RealLiveTransAdult

lgbt2bwiki2bworld2I have spoken to people, mainly real confused American people who actually think being lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, [LGBT] is choice, like Leelah Alcorn, kids, confused kids and Adults being driven to suicide because of  the ‘American Religious Way’ In the 1st World, the developed world in my society it just is not an issue, I live in Scotland, statistics are always England and Wales, Scotland has different laws, rules and ways, it’s a problem, but we help, I have friends who are Gay, Transgender and bisexual, I have known many since School, it’s the way they were made, God made them born to be normal, society calls them ‘Different’, we live and let live. Westboro Baptist Church said “Scotland deserved tragedy because we allow fags” I am acutely aware ‘Fags’ is a bad word in America, here in the UK this word means ‘Cigarette’ not gay. So sorry I had to use this word. To all the angry, unhappy, gossiping, nasty religious people, kind of like Westboro Baptist in a way, how do you feel knowing your beliefs kill people? STOP IT, GIVE IT A REST, DO YOUR OWN CHURCH THING AND LET PEOPLE LIVE, below I leave scripture as a reminder of how RIDICULOUS this all is, Religion kills our World, it kills people, it is Dangerous, I am sorry. These are my thoughts only, not AceNews, Shaun’s views.


Transgender teen’s suicide note a plea for change
Via WLWT on You Tube

John 8:7New 

 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”


1. Genesis 19:5: “And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them.”

2. Leviticus 18:22: ” Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

3. Leviticus 20:13: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

4. Deuteronomy 23:17: ” There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.”

5. Judges 19:22: “Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.”

6. 1 Kings 14:24: “And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.”

7. 1 Kings 15:12: “And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.”

8. 1 Kings 22:46: “And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.”

9. 2 Kings 23:7: “And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.”

10. Romans 1:26-27: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

11. 1 Corinthian 6:9: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.”

12. 1 Timothy 1:9:10: “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;”

The suicide of a transgender teen from Ohio — who wrote an anguished note pleading, “Fix society” before walking into the path of a truck — has struck a chord across the country. Others who have transitioned from one gender to another took to Twitter to post their stories under the hashtag #RealLiveTransAdult. An advocacy group called for a national effort to ban “conversion therapy.” And an online petition calling for the teen’s family to use her chosen name on her tombstone has gathered 35,000 signatures.

What got me through hard times? Love yourself. One day you will transition, but you are beautiful no matter what. #RealLiveTransAdult

— Not Dragon Age Sera (@IC_Celestrata) December 31, 2014

As a depressed teen I’d never have guessed that by 30 I’d have a PhD & owe much of my success to my trans experience. #RealLiveTransAdult

— Lal Zimman (@lzimman) December 31, 2014


The death of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn, who was called Joshua by her family, also highlighted the high suicide rate in the transgender community. Advocates say 40 percent of trans youth report attempting to take their life at some point, although data is limited.

“Suicide attempts are higher for trans youth because they face high rates of discrimination, rejection, fear and hatred than other youth,” said David W. Bond, a clinical social worker who is vice president of programs for the suicide-prevention group The Trevor Project. “These youth are trying to understand and build their identities in a world that tells them they are wrong for who they are.”

Suicide letter "Change Society"

Suicide letter “Change Society”

In a posting on her Tumblr account, verified by NBC News, Alcorn said her parents did not accept her identification as a female and she felt shunned by the world at large. “Either I live the rest of my life as a lonely man who wishes he were a woman or I live my life as a lonelier woman who hates herself. There’s no winning. There’s no way out. I’m sad enough already, I don’t need my life to get any worse,” Alcorn wrote. “People say ‘it gets better’ but that isn’t true in my case. It gets worse. Each day I get worse.”

Early Sunday, Alcorn left home in Kings Mills and walked in front of a tractor trailer on Interstate 71. The Warren County coroner is waiting for toxicology results before issuing a cause of death, but lead investigator Doyle Burke told NBC News, “It’s going to be ruled a suicide.”

Alcorn’s parents did not return phone calls Wednesday. A minister at the church where her wake and funeral service will be held said in an email that he could not comment. “Our focus right now is to help a family broken by tragedy to grieve and heal,” Tim Tripp of Northeast Church of Christ said. In the suicide note, Alcorn said she had felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body since she was four but did not learn what transgender was until she was 14. She came out to her parents, who took her to Christian therapists and denied permission for transitioning treatment, she wrote.

A friend who worked with Alcorn at the Kings Island amusement park last summer said she didn’t agree with the parents’ reaction — or the vitriol heaped on them after the note went viral. “They did what they thought was right and it’s very difficult to actually put ourselves in the situation. They lost a child,” said Azalea Laverde, 16. “We need to stop harassing them and focus on bringing awareness and promoting equality to transgenders.”


People came out and supported #RealLiveTransAdult


Laverde said she called Alcorn Josh until about a month ago, when she came out as transgender. “I told her, ‘I’m proud of you for telling me, and I support you 100 percent,'” she said. “She never told me how depressed she was.” Alcorn said in her note that she wanted her belongings sold and the money donated to transgender rights and support groups, and she begged for change in the way her community is treated.

“My death needs to mean something. My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year,” she wrote. “I want someone to look at that number and say ‘that’s f—ed up’ and fix it. Fix society. Please.” Bond said he was concerned that the attention Alcorn’s death received could have negative repercussions.

“Many people think it’s going to spread awareness,” he said. “But an enormous challenge is that contagion is very real in suicide. We don’t want to send the message that being trans means being suicidal or that if you take your own life the world will respond to you in this way.”


He encouraged trans youth considering suicide to call the Trevor Lifeline: USA866-488-7386.

LGBT National Helpcenter USA – http://www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org/

LGBT Helpline Scotland – http://www.lgbt-helpline-scotland.org.uk/

LGBT Cymru (Wales) Helpline & Counselling Service – http://www.lgbtcymruhelpline.org.uk/

LGBT Switchboard Northern Ireland– http://www.cara-friend.org.uk/projects/lgbt-switchboard-ni

LGBT Safe Network (England) – http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/training_and_awareness/Pages/supporting-lgbt-young-people.aspx

Doctor Kills Himself When Mum Said ‘Cure’ Your Homosexuality

B4VNo0wIUAEd7vNBy @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via Sources below and my own words 

In the year 2014 I would hope this agenda in the #LGBT community would go away. We are more informed now as a species. Some actually think a ‘Gay Gene’ exists. Let me be clear here ‘THERE IS NO GAY GENE’ People are born to be attracted to the opposite sex. There are no drugs to make Gay go away, there isn’t an operation either. I sit and shake my head in sadness when I see this in the first world. I know in the 2nd and 3rd world these things happen but in 2014 UK for this to be an issue, I am astounded R.I.P to the poor lad, all the wanted was his Mum to love him.

Harley Street GP Nazim Mahmood died on July 30, when he threw himself off the balcony of his fourth-storey £700,000 West Hampstead apartment. The 34-year-old had been with fiancé Matthew Ogston for 13 years.
St Pancras Coroners’ Court heard today that just days before he died, Dr Mahmood had come out to his Muslim mother after years of secrecy – only for her to urge him to seek a “cure”. According to the Evening Standard, Mr Ogston told the inquest: “She had suggested to him he needed to see a psychiatrist to see if he could be cured. Together I think they agreed they would get through it.
“Telling someone they needed to be cured would not be the easiest thing to take.” The coroner’s court was told that Dr Mahmood had taken mephedrone and ketamine before he died, and was naked when he jumped off the balcony.
Coroner Mary Hassell said: “It seems incredible that a young man with so much going for him could have taken his own life. But what I’ve heard is that he had one great sadness which was the difficulty his family had in accepting his sexuality. “It seems desperately sad that in 2014 a person should feel that they can’t be accepted because of the way that they live and I can only feel the deepest sympathy for Nazim that he felt so sad and desperate about this that he took his life.”
Scotland Yard previously apologised after his body was left lying on the pavement for hours with only a thin blanket to cover him. Fiancé Matthew Ogston is planning to start a foundation in his partner’s name.

'He always wanted to help other people, always put other people first'

‘He always wanted to help other people, always put other people first’







I have always loved this saying

I have always loved this saying

Via: Lisa Lorden Myers

Earlier today I did this blog https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/taboo-series-suicide/ and I posted it on my Fibromyalgia and any Chronic issue Facebook page for us all to discuss Chronic Illness, things that don’t kill you, they kill your spirit if you let it. I seen this here and I MUST share this page with YOU who have chronic pain or Fibromyalgia or any or any other “Can’t kill you” chronic Condition here> http://www.cfidsselfhelp.org/library/killing-me-softly-fmcfs-suicide Links and as much info on the “Devils Disease” as I could throw together. Not till I started my Group on Facebook for Chronic Pain/Fibro/Depression, anything Chronic, did I understand the level of suffering in others…

…..I AM NOT ALONE, AS I AM MADE TO FEEL BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. But hey, that is no happy feeling. Reassuring maybe? Our biggest challenge as sufferers is almost impossible to the point we just say ‘Feck it’ and give up. I don’t want to give up on family/friends who don’t like ‘New Shaun’ because to me they are ‘New Them’ it is totally a 2 way street. I notice people look at me as if I am screwing the Government for money, facts are I receive not ONE PENNY from the Government. The only message I want to get through to my loved ones is “This is why I am in bed, this is why I am in a lot, this is why I don’t visit” and once we get past that we can all smile, love, have fun and move the FECK ON! I speak for many (And I tagged a few in here when posting) when I say this, all we want is UNDERSTANDING. Then we can all move on, simple really. But we see things that may not be there, we feel things that may not be there. But to define this is to define Fibro. Fibro is new, not many people know about it, not many who live in pain know they have it. STRESS = PAIN as well as other things with Fibro/CPS, I know in America for example you guys pay for EVERYTHING and that is wrong. Here in Scotland EVERYTHING Health related is free. Now Scotland has greater powers it will only get better. Seeing your Dr is Free, All your Medication is free, Hospital visits be them arranged or not are free, X-Rays and ALL operations are free. I could not survive in a country anywhere where the stress of not knowing all of the above was covered so it must be murder for you guys. My heart goes out to you all 

In Scotland  they grade you 1 to 10…You get asked 100 questions in a book you take home, each question is 1 – good or 10 – DEAD (I am joking, 10 is the worst) I am 10, do you know your score? Try it below

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PLEASE GIVE THIS A WATCH PEEPS..IT ‘WILL’ HELP. Ask your partner, parents, family, friends etc to watch also.
Understanding Pain: What to do about it in less than five minutes?


Knowing the signs are crucial, if we can save one life this article and you reading it was worth it


photo_libraryBy Lisa Lorden Myers

Note: Lisa Lorden Myers, a CFS/fibromyalgia patient from California, is a well-known writer. For three years, she was the Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia at About.com. This article was originally published in Fibromyalgia Frontiers, the journal of the National Fibromyalgia Partnership. Lisa now runs the website
Living with CFS & Fibromyalgia.



On August 15, 1996, Dr. Jack Kevorkian reportedly assisted in the suicide of Judith Curren, 42, of Pembroke, Massachusetts. She suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM). Jan Murphy, another FM sufferer, also turned to Kevorkian for help; ABCNews.com later reported her assisted suicide in the summer of 1997. A recently publicized investigation in the UK revealed that just last year, Julia Revill, age 58, hanged herself outside her family home after becoming frustrated at a lack of medical help for her Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). ME is the name used abroad for chronic fatigue syndrome. She had shown some improvement after treatment at the UK’s only ME hospital in Essex but had been refused funding by the local health authority for further treatment there, and her condition deteriorated. The loss of “one of our own” always hits hard. These and other reports sent shock waves through the FM/CFS community. Patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome have an exquisite understanding of the pain, both physical pain and emotional anguish, associated with having a poorly understood, incurable disease. “When you start hearing there is no hope, no treatment, and no cure over and over, you lose your will to fight,” wrote Jan Murphy in a eulogy read at her funeral. “What most people saw of me was a shell of what was going on inside.” The FM/CFS community is certainly not alone in addressing the problem of suicide. Each year, about 30,000 people in the United States take their own lives. It is the 11th leading cause of death in our country and accounts for about 1.5% of all deaths in the US.

Suicide and FM/CFS

It is unclear whether there is an increased risk of suicide among FM/CFS patients, as compared to the general population. In 2006, Leonard Jason and colleagues published a study analyzing a memorial list maintained by the National CFIDS Foundation. They reported that suicide was one of the three leading causes of death in the sample, along with heart disease and cancer. The researchers noted several limitations to the study, including uncertainty about whether the list was representative of people with CFS and concluded “clearly, it is not possible to generalize the data from this memorial list to the overall population of patients with CFS.”


The truth I just know hurts us all, Family who get angry with us…

However, there is evidence that chronic pain and illness put patients at risk for suicide. An illness like fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, which is often doubted or neglected by the medical community, the public, and sometimes family and friends, can present unique problems. Patients with FM/CFS can become victims of isolation and despair. Secondary depression is a well-known symptom of FM/CFS and is common with any type of chronic pain. Sufferers depend on a variety of sources of support, including pain management, psychological support, and financial support. When one of these essential needs remains unmet over a long period of time, it is possible for patients to begin to believe that their situation is hopeless. In fact, a recent report published by Action for ME, a UK non-profit organization, revealed that 51% of survey respondents have felt suicidal as a result of their illness. Those with the most severe cases of the illness and who received delayed diagnosis and management were most likely to have considered suicide.

Responding to Suicidal Thoughts

How we feel..

How we feel..

Martha Ainsworth, founder and director of Metanoia, a non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention, describes the problem of suicide succinctly. She writes, “Suicide happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain.” There are many kinds of pain that may lead to suicide, and individuals vary greatly in their capacity to withstand pain. According to Ainsworth, you can survive suicidal feelings if you do either of two things: (1) find a way to reduce your pain, or (2) find a way to increase your coping resources. Both are possible. It is important to realize that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. The Journal of the American Medical Association has reported that 95% of all suicides occur at the peak of a depressive episode. For many people who feel suicidal, there seems to be no other way out. But suicidal thoughts are typically a reflection of distorted thinking caused by severe depression or even by the neurological changes associated with FM/CFS itself. When we are depressed, we tend to see things through the very narrow perspective of the present moment. A week or a month later, things may look completely different.

Warning Signs of Suicide

  • Talking or joking about suicide or statements about being reunited with a deceased loved one

  • Making statements about hopelessness, helplessness, or worthlessness (“Life is useless” or “Everyone would be better off without me.”)

  • Preoccupation with death (recurrent death themes in music, literature, or drawings)

  • Appearing suddenly happier or calmer

  • Loss of interest in things one cares about

  • Unusual visiting or calling people one cares about (saying good-byes)

  • Giving possessions away, making arrangements, or settling one’s affairs

  • Self-destructive or risk-taking behavior (alcohol/drug abuse, reckless driving, self-injury or mutilation)




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Most people who once thought about killing themselves are now glad to be alive. They say they didn’t want to end their lives – they just wanted to stop the pain. According to Dr. William Collinge, Ph.D., author of several books including Recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, “If you can remind yourself that the suicidal thoughts or feelings are transitory and symptomatic of the illness, this will help you get through those times when you are in the bottom of the pits and can’t see any way out. Also, talking about your feelings with a confidant or loved one can help immeasurably.”Experts agree that talking about suicidal feelings is one of the most important things you can do. Talking to a caring and supportive friend or family member can be helpful, and there are a variety of helplines and support groups to whom people who are feeling suicidal can reach out. Severe depression, the primary cause of suicide, is highly treatable. If depression is recognized and treated, many suicides can be prevented. Anyone who has suffered with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome knows that it requires a huge adjustment, not only to the illness itself but to all the consequences it has on our lives. Chronic illness is likely to affect the way sufferers live, the way they see themselves, and how they relate to others. With the present state of world events, many people are feeling additional tension, anxiety, or sadness. But suffering with severe depression may be unnecessary. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, it’s essential that you know you don’t have to go it alone. Suicide is preventable, and there are a variety of resources that can provide the support you need.

FAMILY/FRINDS/FIBRO/CPS – http://www.cfidsselfhelp.org/library/topic/Family+%2526+Friends