Suicide of a Friend: Please share

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He told me he thought he had enough. Many times.

Enough of the meaness of people.

Enough of trying to wake up and do it all every day.

He had a good job. He was a lawyer and lived in a nice place. He had family that loved him and friends who cared.  Lately, I spoke to him every couple of weeks and we saw each other about every six weeks. He always thought he was a burden and no matter how much I told him that I loved him and cared he always apologized for being so sad. He wanted to be different and he tried. God, he tried so hard, But, it was a slippery slope and just when things were going well he’d slide back down. The last slide was deep and he sought therapy again in addition to medication. He fought a good fight, but at 55 years old he couldn’t fight that dark demon any more.  I found out he lost his fight yesterday morning and selfishly my heart broke for me. I was mad at him for a short time, but that was selfish too. I’ll miss everything about him. He was a man that was just too good for this world and has left it a slightly darker place by leaving.  I hope with all the pieces of my broken heart that he has found some peace.  Again, that message of telling those that you care about that you love them as often as possible. I did and he did and that is a blessing.

I’d like to ask you all, in any way you possibly can, to pass along the information for the Samaritans in an effort to help anyone that can be helped.  Please donate and share

R.I.P. Bobby. You are loved

http://www.samaritanshope.org/ Team Bob

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” Plato

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  1. Wow, what courage to share. Too many people I know have gone this way.

    My daughter started Middle School this year, and it’s not a thought that has crossed my mind, but they are already educating them on suicide and suicide prevention.

    Heartbreaking to know that my child has to learn this, but I remember being and knowing friends at her age that spoke of it often.

    The kids simply write the word ‘LOVE’ on the inside of their wrist to remind them that they are truly loved.

  2. yI have been catching up on reading blogs and this saddened me. I am so sorry for your loss and at the same time so happy that you are turning your sorrow into action. I think that’s a beautiful tribute to a friend whose life was cut short and I hope you and those who knew and loved him are feeling love and compassion now. You are cared for, my friend. You know my tagline and so I leave you with this: You Having Known Him = Joy.

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