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nothing

Posts: 9229

Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan

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Suicide
http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
http://www.suicide.org/
http://www.alternativedepressiontherapy … ssion.html
Night Falls Fast (book): http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/j/jamison-night.html

This is the West Australian branch,
http://www.thesamaritans.org.au/
US Branch
http://www.thesamaritans.org


hotlines
US- http://suicidehotlines.com/ or http://suicidehotlines.net/
World- http://suicidehotlines.com/international.html

survivor support groups, suicide support groups and family support groups
http://www.survivorsofsuicide.com/
http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseactio … 3261B4378D
http://www.suicidology.org/
http://www.parentsofsuicide.com/
http://halfofus.com
http://teenforce.net

Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network:
rainn.org; 1.800.656.HOPE

Violence

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE); covering even those normally not mentioned when we think of "domestic violence" (e.g. men, lesbian, gays, etc.):
http://www.safe4all.org/

Their resource list, specifically:
http://www.safe4all.org/resource-list/

National Sexual Violence Resource Center:
http://www.nsvrc.org/

NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault:
http://www.nycagainstrape.org/

Oct 12 08 10:53 pm Link

Clothing Designer

nothing

Posts: 9229

Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan

Please post phone numbers to hotlines, links to websites, and any resources you can find to help support people from being hurt by or dying from suicide or violence. Please also provide specific support groups, such as single parents, gay and lesbian, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, etc. I will consolidate them into the OP as a resource. Also feel free to provide supporting messages.

Oct 12 08 10:53 pm Link

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Topless New York

Posts: 1699

New York, New York, US

Sorry, not to rain on a pretty good idea, but shouldn't this really be in Off-Topic?

Oct 12 08 10:55 pm Link

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Angele Fonce

Posts: 5157

Dayton, Ohio, US

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Oct 12 08 10:56 pm Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

How is this industry related?

Here's a good one though that encompasses them all. www.google.com. It's really quite diverse.

Oct 12 08 10:56 pm Link

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Ballistic Penguin Photo

Posts: 11367

Kansas City, Missouri, US

thank you...

Oct 12 08 11:16 pm Link

Clothing Designer

nothing

Posts: 9229

Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan

Ballistic Penguin Photo wrote:
thank you...

I tried 3 times in 1 month when I was 13. Can't say I don't know the feeling.

Oct 12 08 11:19 pm Link

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Obscuri

Posts: 521

Dallas, Texas, US

i have a  constant battle with   severe depression this is near and dear.

Oct 12 08 11:22 pm Link

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ShonaM

Posts: 8676

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

This is the West Australian branch, but I know they are also in the UK and I believe in other countries also:

http://www.thesamaritans.org.au/

"We may not be able make the situation go away but by being there to listen, we may be able to make a painful time in your life more bearable."

Oct 12 08 11:36 pm Link

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Candy Poses

Posts: 3380

Seattle, Washington, US

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network:
rainn.org; 1.800.656.HOPE

Oct 12 08 11:46 pm Link

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miki kierulf

Posts: 7683

i did once.... i almost died... but i wont do it ever again. there are so many people i cant afford to lose in my life right now. problems can be solved.... i learned.

Oct 12 08 11:49 pm Link

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Paul Bryson Photography

Posts: 48035

Hollywood, Florida, US

Suicidal depression is the most debilitating experience I've ever had.

This page is being bookmarked, in case it ever happens again.

Thank you.

Oct 13 08 12:57 am Link

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Patrick Walberg

Posts: 42746

Salinas, California, US

Thank you for starting this thread! 

Three points I wish to make are;

(1)  You are NOT alone!  You can choose to reach out for help, and there are others who can relate to you if you give them a chance.

(2) Things can change, and often do so quickly!  Tomorrow can be a better day if you give it a chance.

(3)  Suicide is final, there is no coming back!  People do make mistakes, and don't realize that if they are making a mistake from committing suicide, there will be no correcting of it.  You are not thinking of them perhaps, but there will be survivors who will miss you.
 
I took training in suicide prevention training and answered a crisis hotline after one of my friends took her life.  These three points are what I try to communicate to the person I'm speaking with when they call for help.

Oct 13 08 01:36 am Link

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Star Child

Posts: 39277

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Here's the deal guys.  I only know the pain and suffering from depression.  For several years suicide was an unwanted "friend" who stayed close by my side.  We've had some tough battles and a few that I almost lost.

I'm not a medical professional.  I'm not a trained specialist.  I am on medication, working with a psychologist and therapist and doing a good job of winning the battle.

All I know is how to relate and be a friend to you.  Call on me if you feel the need.

K

Oct 13 08 01:41 am Link

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Star Child

Posts: 39277

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Photos by Mick wrote:
i have a  constant battle with   severe depression this is near and dear.

Stay in the fight.

Oct 13 08 02:00 am Link

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Photography Unlimited

Posts: 520

Los Angeles, California, US

Thanks for posting the info. I have helped a model in the past who was thinking of suicide. I wish I had these resources then.

Oct 13 08 08:05 am Link

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Corkii_B

Posts: 4192

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This is such a fantastic concept.

Always good to have the resources to seek help.




Anyone can PM me if they wish to talk; I'm a great listener, keep your confidence and give advice when warranted smile Feel free, any time.

Oct 13 08 09:07 am Link

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STUDIOMONA PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 33697

Mankato, Minnesota, US

great thread. thanks for starting it.

Oct 13 08 11:15 am Link

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Paul Bryson Photography

Posts: 48035

Hollywood, Florida, US

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Oct 13 08 02:20 pm Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27411

Jamaica, New York, US

MOD NOTE:
This is a serious thread, it is in off topic because it is off the topic of modeling and photography, this is not a signal that hijacks and unnecessarily inflammatory posts will be tolerated.

Thank you.

Oct 13 08 02:20 pm Link

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Fifi

Posts: 58133

Annapolis, Maryland, US

Thank you.... this thread is such an amazing idea. I hope that it helps people out there who feel like they have no where else to turn.



Also.... if anyone wants to talk.... feel free to PM me.

Oct 13 08 02:29 pm Link

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Patrick Walberg

Posts: 42746

Salinas, California, US

Laughter is very important for our physical and mental health.

I try to find something to laugh about every day.  It keeps depression away. 

So go to a comedy club, search Youtube, or rent a funny movie ... but DO IT!
If those things don't work, then call me! 
I will listen to you, then I will say a few things to inspire you.
If I'm really good ... then I will get you laughing!

Some of our greatest comedians lived with personal pain, yet they told jokes.

Think about it.

Oct 13 08 03:21 pm Link

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Patrick Walberg

Posts: 42746

Salinas, California, US

Fight the good fight everybody!

Oct 13 08 03:58 pm Link

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Pie Bear

Posts: 7427

El Segundo, California, US

....

Oct 13 08 04:23 pm Link

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Big A-Larger Than Life

Posts: 33411

The Woodlands, Texas, US

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Oct 13 08 04:28 pm Link

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Forever Gone

Posts: 174

Milton, Ontario, Canada

Just wondering, what happens to be people who have been either raped or abused and don't go to talk to someone about it? Or get help for that matter?

Oct 13 08 04:41 pm Link

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Fifi

Posts: 58133

Annapolis, Maryland, US

Moudy Fayed wrote:
Just wondering, what happens to be people who have been either raped or abused and don't go to talk to someone about it? Or get help for that matter?

It all depends on the person.

Oct 13 08 05:15 pm Link

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Fotographia Fantastique

Posts: 17326

Lebanon, New Hampshire, US

These are issues that artists and models suffer from at a disproportionately higher rate than the rest of society. Thank you for posting this, Sharon.







Oct 13 08 05:26 pm Link

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M Zenani

Posts: 449

Los Angeles, California, US

Struggled with anxiety and depression since I was 10. I'm in cognitive therapy now for the first time at 19. I've also helped a lot of friends who were dealing with similar issues- abuse, eating disorders. If you ever need anything, feel free to contact me.

http://halfofus.com - also linked on my profile. It's a good resource, especially for young people.

Thanks for this thread. It's a good idea.

Oct 13 08 07:00 pm Link

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F Stop Photography

Posts: 1711

Boynton Beach, Florida, US

I've been dealing with clinical depression since I was a kid. Some days are better than others, it's cyclical. Funny thing is, the days I sometimes feel my worst are the days I'm at my most creative. Some days when the meds are kicking in and I feel ok emotionally? I couldn't scrape a creative thought together if I tried.

Sometimes, in order not to feel bad, the meds will make you "fuzzy" enough that concentration goes out the window. it's like looking at the world through a very light cheesecloth. Think it's easy? Try it sometime!

I'm not ashamed of this. I look at it as being similar to having diabetes. Both are diseases from something lacking in the blood. A diabetic lacks insulin. I lack seritonin (sp?) It's been a rollar coaster, but if I didn't have the creative outlet of shooting and seeing the beauty in life, I'm not too sure I'd still be here! But I am, and that's what counts!  regards! Good thread!  ;^)

Oct 13 08 08:06 pm Link

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Star Child

Posts: 39277

Nashville, Tennessee, US

I was in my late thirties when this stuff finally caught up with me although I believe it had been with me much longer.  If things have you all messed up..... think about it.  You might need a little help.  Don't think you're too grown to ask for it.

Oct 13 08 08:09 pm Link

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Patrick Walberg

Posts: 42746

Salinas, California, US

Tyler wrote:
....

OMG!  Tyler spoke!

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Patrick Walberg wrote:
Three points I wish to make are;

(1)  You are NOT alone!  You can choose to reach out for help, and there are others who can relate to you if you give them a chance.

(2) Things can change, and often do so quickly!  Tomorrow can be a better day if you give it a chance.

(3)  Suicide is final, there is no coming back!  People do make mistakes, and don't realize that if they are making a mistake from committing suicide, there will be no correcting of it.  You are not thinking of them perhaps, but there will be survivors who will miss you.
 
I took training in suicide prevention training and answered a crisis hotline after one of my friends took her life.  These three points are what I try to communicate to the person I'm speaking with when they call for help.

Oct 13 08 08:53 pm Link

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Patrick Walberg

Posts: 42746

Salinas, California, US

Kayelless wrote:
I was in my late thirties when this stuff finally caught up with me although I believe it had been with me much longer.  If things have you all messed up..... think about it.  You might need a little help.  Don't think you're too grown to ask for it.

Hey man, you can always call me!  You know my number, right?  I tried to call you a few days ago ...will try again soon.   

Any one else ... message me and I'll be happy to give you my number.

Oct 13 08 08:55 pm Link

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Brynneth

Posts: 125

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Teen Force
http://teenforce.net
- Registered charity providing support services to youth ages 12-24.

Oct 13 08 10:17 pm Link

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photographybyStavros

Posts: 5399

Bainbridge Island, Washington, US

I'm in  therapy for anxiety issues myself. I need a great support system.And someone to talk to once in awhile. THANK YOU for this thread! NOT suicidal,just kinda blah sometimes!

Oct 13 08 10:23 pm Link

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Paul Bryson Photography

Posts: 48035

Hollywood, Florida, US

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Oct 14 08 02:11 am Link

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Girloflowers

Posts: 193

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

What a great thread to make smile

Oct 14 08 02:17 am Link

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Patrick Walberg

Posts: 42746

Salinas, California, US

Lillian Frieden wrote:
What a great thread to make smile

I agree.  smile

Oct 14 08 02:20 pm Link

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J Henry

Posts: 8761

Silver Spring, Maryland, US

Surviving anxiety and depression myself, it's so good to see a thread like this!

Oct 14 08 02:27 pm Link

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Star Child

Posts: 39277

Nashville, Tennessee, US

this stuff matters.

Oct 14 08 07:49 pm Link