Since: Jan 10

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#86050 May 23, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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My sister works in a psych ward as of a couple months ago. Unless they indicate they are suicidal, patients aren't watched 24/7 nor are things like shoelaces and blankets taken away. She said suicides are rare, because people feel like there's hope when you're finally getting help.
Sad, though, for all involved.
Yeah, it does seem like the experts involved were surprised by this. Plus, if you're not really on the brink of killing yourself, being treated like you ARE might be enough to push you over the edge.

Since: Jan 10

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#86051 May 23, 2013
And yesterday we had two kids die (fourth graders) on a field trip when there was a freak mud/rock/sand slide. One kid still hasn't been found.

It's been a very sad day around here.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#86052 May 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My coworker's 27yo nephew committed suicide yesterday in a psych ward.:(
That's awful. It is hard to imagine teh despair that leads to that act.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#86053 May 23, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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In college, I checked myself into the psych ward for depression. There was *nothing* done to prevent me from hanging myself with my bedsheets.
Granted, that was 20 years ago, but I can't see the psych ward atmosphere changing that much.
That's also something my sister said: people in psych wards are juuuuust a little bit worse off than the average shmoe on the street. They're not raving lunatics smearing their own sh1t on the walls, they're just people at the end of their rope. Pun...not originally intended, but I'll leave it in there.:-/

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#86054 May 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
And yesterday we had two kids die (fourth graders) on a field trip when there was a freak mud/rock/sand slide. One kid still hasn't been found.

It's been a very sad day around here.
That just made me choke up. We are in the middle of the field trips at our school (each grade goes somewhere different, on a different day).

I don't think twice about signing the permission slips, but I still have friends who won't let their child go unless they are allowed to chaperone.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#86055 May 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Yeah, it does seem like the experts involved were surprised by this. Plus, if you're not really on the brink of killing yourself, being treated like you ARE might be enough to push you over the edge.
I would have been horrified to have been treated like that when I was in for depression. It would have definitely made it worse.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#86056 May 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
And yesterday we had two kids die (fourth graders) on a field trip when there was a freak mud/rock/sand slide. One kid still hasn't been found.

It's been a very sad day around here.
They just found the other boy's body :(

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#86057 May 23, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
<quoted text>
That just made me choke up. We are in the middle of the field trips at our school (each grade goes somewhere different, on a different day).
I don't think twice about signing the permission slips, but I still have friends who won't let their child go unless they are allowed to chaperone.
I heard, but didn't read, about that last night. And I totally agree that I would not even hesitate to let them go on a field trip; I want them to get all those fun experiences.

Lulu's class was supposed to go to the zoo yesterday, but with what happened in OK on Monday, I think everyone (both the zoo and the school) was just a little nervous about having the kids outside during bad weather, so the trip has been postponed.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#86058 May 23, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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That just made me choke up. We are in the middle of the field trips at our school (each grade goes somewhere different, on a different day).
I don't think twice about signing the permission slips, but I still have friends who won't let their child go unless they are allowed to chaperone.
We are too. My kid has one Tuesday. I can't imagine not going if I couldn't go, though. That's a little helicopetery.

Since: Jan 10

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#86059 May 23, 2013
the dad of the boy they just found today is being amazing. About his kid's teacher: "She treats me like her own family." And he said this was just an accident, no one to blame.

Since: Jan 10

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#86060 May 23, 2013
NOt sure if anyone is into storm chasing, but friends of mine are (it's how they met) and they have a website, in case this is something you're interested in:

http://www.prairiewindchasers.com/

THey also teach classes and you can hire them, I think, to take you along with them and teach you stuff.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#86061 May 23, 2013
Wow, rough week to be a grade-schooler.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#86062 May 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
NOt sure if anyone is into storm chasing, but friends of mine are (it's how they met) and they have a website, in case this is something you're interested in:

http://www.prairiewindchasers.com/

THey also teach classes and you can hire them, I think, to take you along with them and teach you stuff.
Thank you! Ry wants to be a meteorologist when he grows up and he would love this site! His current favorite book is this http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hurricane-and...

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#86063 May 23, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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Thank you! Ry wants to be a meteorologist when he grows up and he would love this site! His current favorite book is this http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hurricane-and...
Every April TomSkilling , a Chicago meterologist, runs a 4 hour seminar on storms and weather . I went last year. It is not dumbed down but is very audience frindly. It is fascinating. You could twitter him and ask if they do something similar in your area.
Go to teh Chicago Tribune website, click on weather and look for teh Skilling forecast link. His twitter link is there.

Since: Jan 10

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#86064 May 23, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Wow, rough week to be a grade-schooler.
Between those stories, and another one on the news last night, I've been a crying wreck as various people talk about these things.

Thanks to something I said, Mindy has enough life insurance on her 2yo that if anything happens to him, she doesn't have to work for a year. So if she's a drunken wreck sitting in the dark, her mortgage still gets paid.

Since: Oct 12

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#86065 May 23, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Haven't seen it. But it looks like a chick film not a date film which is why I used the example.
Yeah, i guess...only know that it is a book, that has never transferred to cinema, well....some say it is hard to connect with the lifestyles of the rich, in a time just prior to all the disaster of the Depression....interesting concept....

Since: Oct 12

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#86066 May 23, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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In college, I checked myself into the psych ward for depression. There was *nothing* done to prevent me from hanging myself with my bedsheets.
Granted, that was 20 years ago, but I can't see the psych ward atmosphere changing that much.
Probably depending on the different type clinics or approaches....I've seen Baker Act cases, where the police take people to a place, where they are met with thorozine injections, immediately, and suicide watch is the norm......

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#86067 May 23, 2013
But you're feeling much better now, aren't you!
:)
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Probably depending on the different type clinics or approaches....I've seen Baker Act cases, where the police take people to a place, where they are met with thorozine injections, immediately, and suicide watch is the norm......

Since: Oct 12

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#86068 May 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
But you're feeling much better now, aren't you!
:)
<quoted text>
Sure...i was the taker, not the takee...lol...

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#86069 May 23, 2013
Either I or his dad went with Chris on field trips, but not because we were helicopter-y. We just always ended getting pressed into service by the teachers.

Yeah one teacher after another grade after grade...pretty sure they talked to each other and said "make sure you lock down Chris' parents for field trips early, while they're still coming down from the back to school shopping bedlam or they will find a way of getting out of it." <shrug>

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