Dan Abbott had been spiraling for two weeks, feeling overwhelmed and haunted by the thought that he was a fraud and that the image others held of him as a competent, able engineer and educator was false. He told his wife, the distinguished Maine author Monica Wood, that he was feeling suicidal. She immediately removed his flare gun from their Portland home and drove him to the Maine Medical Center emergency room, so he could talk about his feelings with a psychiatrist. Abbott fooled them both. HOW TO GET HELP WHERE to get help if you or anyone you know is battling depression or has had suicidal thoughts: Maine Crisis Hotline: 888-568-1112 Other state resources in Maine: Dial 211 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 He told them what they needed to hear, that he would never kill himself. “It’s such a selfish act,” he said, and spelled out his plan for getting help. Instead, he got another flare gun, something he used often for his work with the Coast … [Read more...] about After a high-profile suicide attempt, a message of hope
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByBenedict Carey June 8, 2018 The death of famed chef Anthony Bourdain, who apparently killed himself in a hotel room in France, caps a week of unnerving news about suicide. Rates are climbing across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday — in some states, by as much as 30 percent since 1999. Prevention remains an elusive goal. Just days earlier, Americans were stunned to learn the designer Kate Spade had hanged herself in her New York apartment. The interior drama that turns self-destruction into an idea, then an attractive choice, and finally a necessary solution is rarely evident to survivors. We do not know what mix of impulses drove the designer and the chef to suicide. Notes left behind, when they exist, can provide clues. Researchers have found few … [Read more...] about Can One Suicide Lead to Others?
In the witching hour of a winter night, I sat alone in my kitchen, shoveling cereal into my mouth while tears poured down my face. My chest heaved, a panic taking hold, and I sobbed into my hands to muffle the sound. Upstairs, my marriage was drifting away and my kids were asleep, the pain in their dad's bleary blue eyes still unknown to them. Grief was burying me alive at 3 a.m. and I couldn't fight it. This was last year. The despair had begun about 16 months earlier on a September afternoon in 2013, when my then-wife called and asked if I'd heard from Anthony, my closest friend. He hadn't come to work. Ten minutes later, she was calling again, crying, incoherent. And 20 minutes later, I crashed my car into the curb outside Anthony's house. People I knew were gathered there, standing at a distance from the black car backed up to the garage. Neighbors peeked out windows. A police car idled. There was nothing left in that black car but flies. The Saturday before Thanksgiving is … [Read more...] about Surviving suicide
Supported by Music By BILL FRISKICS-WARRENAPRIL 3, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story November of 2016 saw the arrival of “Forever Words: The Unknown Poems,” a posthumous collection of unpublished poetry written by Johnny Cash, the first person ever to be inducted into both the country music and rock ’n’ roll halls of fame. By turns flinty and tender, devotional and irreverent, haunted and enraptured, Cash’s poems — which date back to the 1940s — proved as multifaceted and emotionally far-reaching as the man himself.“Johnny Cash: Forever Words,” due Friday from Sony Legacy, gives his verses even broader expression, enlisting a circle of kindred spirits, including John Mellencamp, T Bone Burnett, Kacey Musgraves and Cash’s daughter, Rosanne, to set a selection of them to music.The arrangements vary, from ambient electronica and Appalachian Gothic to contemporary … [Read more...] about Johnny Cash’s Poems Get a Second Life as Songs
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