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Suicide Prevention Charity Run

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by t0mmy, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. t0mmy

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    Hola Amigos..

    Next weekend I'm taking part in a 5k walk/run to raise funds for Pieta House, they're an Irish based suicide/self-harm prevention organization that have helped countless people in Ireland that have found themselves at their lowest point.

    The event is called "darkness into light".. starting at 4am when it's dark and ending a few hours later when the sun comes up, symbolizing the help they want to give people.

    Suicide is a big problem in the city I grew up in "Derry".. almost 10 young men from my year in school have killed themselves over the past number of years, plus many more I don't know. So it's a big problem and one I'd like to help a little bit.

    So if any of you can spare a few dollars or even a share or anything that helps, it would be appreciated.

    https://dil-letterkenny.everydayhero.com/ie/tommy

    I've double checked and want to thank @I know SEO for confirming this was fine to post.

    Cheers!
     
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    Heard about someone close to a friend of mine committing suicide today and he has been taking it very hard. This stuff is heavy.

    I donated what I could.
     
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  3. t0mmy

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    Cheers dude that was very kind of you!
     
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    Count me in. I'll donate.
     
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    Good on ya', @t0mmy, donated.
     
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    Count me in with a donation. As you may already know mental health and suicide prevention is my primary career.
     
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    Cheers Ty! Big problem in Ireland and sadly not enough being done about it.
     
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    Friendly bump for a good cause!
     
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    Depression is far more common than it seems to be and far more devastating than people think it to be.

    A family (not in the immediate family) member recently hanged himself, if only he had talked about it. or something. I dont know. he didnt even have anything bad happen to him, he was retired, was well respected. Had been off his anti-depressants for two years.

    Fucking sucks man.

    Thank you @t0mmy and everybody else who donated.

    PS. I started training yesterday for 5k too. Ran a km and was about to cough my lungs out. I wish to run a half marathon on next 12 months.
     
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  11. Ste Fishkin

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    Good luck tommy
     
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    “The authors make the important point that while the problems that sometimes burden young males might be regarded as trivial, they may, in fact, be perceived and experienced as major problems for the young men themselves.”

    Its common courtesy to disregard and completely discard any aspects of emotion in a male.
    We have no support system whatsoever and in most cultures, if I were to tell a friend of mine that I'm depressed, I would be laughed at and told to toughen up or something.
    I guess such things need to keep happening in order for the goverments to realize that we arent too far off the gentler side,
    Just a frail and bendable, human.
     
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  13. t0mmy

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    Cheers amigo and thanks for the donation!
     
  14. t0mmy

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    One more friendly bump, 2 days to go.. cheers to everyone that got involved!
     
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    No problem at all.

    Come on guys, it's a great cause by a great member who has probably helped most of you out over the years.
     
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    It is easy to ignore this issue or think that if a person commits suicide it is on them and too bad but this is a real issue that affects not only the person who takes their own life but their families and friends on a level that is life changing and lasts for a lifetime.

    Tomorrow my wife is going to a funeral of a young man that lived down the street from her, was good friends with one of my step-sons and was a great kid growing up who commited suicide this past week.

    He served his country and was even awarded the Bronze Star for his service.

    If you have not given here, or are unable to help now, consider putting some sort of donation of time or money on your to do list at sometime down the road.

    Here is the man's Obituary - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=185278386

    I never met him but I see how his passing effects my wife and step-children and I cannot image how it is affecting his family.

    @t0mmy, I'm impressed by your actions as should anyone that sees your original post in this thread.
     
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    Good on ya @t0mmy ! Is it too late to donate after the weekend?
     
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    Very kind of you @t0mmy for doing this.

    I've donated 5€. I know it's not much but it's something.

    best regards
     
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    Good luck with ur run hope you raise loads to help :)

    Bit to skint to actually give you anything but luck which I don't seem to have much of ether unfortunately.

    I will give you a bizarre fact about where I am in the UK it got voted the happiest place to live in Britain but has the highest suicide rate per head. I think someone must have it wrong somewhere lol.
     
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  20. t0mmy

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    Cheers for all the support guys, every little helps so thanks to all of you!