The long goodbye

The long goodbye

There are 10 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Dec 2, 2008, titled The long goodbye. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Marie Dudek went into a panic the first time her daughter mentioned suicide. She could barely say the word, let alone explore what the photography student was feeling.

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Marie Dudek

Pinellas Park, FL

#1 Dec 2, 2008
Thank you for the well-written article and excellent listing of available resources for those concerned about depression and suicide. Depression is treatable and recovery is possible. A combination of medications and pyschotherapy can help the vast majority (well over 80 percent) return to productive and fulfilling lives according to Mental Health America. Of course, asking for help is the first brave step. Please take that step.
The Lorax

Kissimmee, FL

#2 Dec 2, 2008
Sometimes, people can just get tired of, and lose their patience with, their world. When one arrives at the point where it seems (to them) that nothing they do has any meaning, or when the only answers to problems are things they cannot do, it's understandable that they might decide to enact the only solution that is still open to them.

No one had mentioned, and I would like to know, what are the religious inclinations of people who kill themselves. One would suppose that the closer a religious bond one has with their families and friends, the lesser the chance of something happening.

I will freely admit that I have had such thoughts over the years, because my patience with this place has been pushed to the limit and, frankly, not being religious,(I believe in God, just not organized religion) I would like to think that things are probably better somewhere/when else. At those times, the only reason that I didn't do it was that I refuse to be the cause of suffering for my parents or anyone else who might be affected.

As such, I can certainly understand why people do it.
Trash Man

Denver, CO

#3 Dec 2, 2008
The Lorax wrote:
One would suppose that the closer a religious bond one has with their families and friends, the lesser the chance of something happening.
You may be correct Lorax, I just lost my 20 year old nephew to suicide. There was a lot of issues in his life and I wonder if a strong religious background might have made a difference? I wonder if anyone has done a study on it?
Enough Already

Washington, DC

#4 Dec 2, 2008
Marie Dudek wrote:
Thank you for the well-written article and excellent listing of available resources for those concerned about depression and suicide. Depression is treatable and recovery is possible. A combination of medications and pyschotherapy can help the vast majority (well over 80 percent) return to productive and fulfilling lives according to Mental Health America. Of course, asking for help is the first brave step. Please take that step.
The work you are doing is admirable and much needed. What lead to your finding your "direction" is tragic, I am so sorry, but the resulting support is invaluable.

It is unfortunate that many who could benefit from drug treatment shun it due to fear of reprisal, either by employers, or future medical insurance carriers. This issue needs to be handled, because mental illnesses of all types are on the rise. It's shameful and nonproductive.

Again, thank you, and the best to you and your family this holiday season.
Richard O

Howell, NJ

#5 Dec 2, 2008
Richard O

Howell, NJ

#6 Dec 2, 2008
mom

Dallas, TX

#7 Dec 2, 2008
Now, that is something I could get behind! Making the insurance companies treat us with respect and support our brokeness. Even if the problem is not our broken leg but something else that is broken- it is a shame. great idea Merry Christmas to all
christian

Dallas, TX

#8 Dec 2, 2008
The Lorax wrote:
Second paragraph
No one had mentioned, and I would like to know, what are the religious inclinations of people who kill themselves. One would suppose that the closer a religious bond one has with their families and friends, the lesser the chance of something happening.
I will freely admit that I have had such thoughts over the years, because my patience with this place has been pushed to the limit and, frankly, not being religious,(I believe in God, just not organized religion) I would like to think that things are probably better somewhere/when else. At those times, the only reason that I didn't do it was that I refuse to be the cause of suffering for my parents or anyone else who might be affected.
As such, I can certainly understand why people do it.
I wanted to reply to your comments because they are interesting.When you ask... religious inclinations -my husband was a christian but he still made that choice. I was thinking that maybe if he had been more connected and less isolated like Dudek implies -we all need to ask for help. As a widow, that is exactly what I have to do-connect when the subject is a hard one to talk about. Last but not least,people who believe in God have the exact same problems as everyone else in this world, we are just forgiven(when we truly ask) for our mistakes-even taking ones own life. thanks for listening
Jacki

Dallas, TX

#9 Dec 2, 2008
Marie, you are so brave, and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your story with words of encourment. On this journey we call life, I can be brave and ask for help. Happy Belated Thanksgiving
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