Suicide is NOT my Hobby

26 Jan 2017

Vocation vs. Hobby
It’s my vocation as defined below:
1.   a particular occupation, business, or profession; calling.    
2.   a strong impulse or inclination to follow a particular activity or career.    
3.   a divine call to God's service or to the Christian life.    
4.   a function or station in life to which one is called by God
Following are pretty much the only time I want to personally discuss suicide
(A) those times when I can help
* Functioning as an advocate-  in person, or via tech - in a mental health emergency, yours or someone else’s. (Not counseling)
* Finding resources for mental health and suicide attempt recovery for the individual and family.
* Finding resources for suicide loss grief support.
* Supplying curricula for support group formation.
* Talking to other parents who’ve lost their children to suicide.
(B) With people in Heartbeat in groups or within a steering committee setting.
(C) With my husband or children in direct.
I’m unconcerned with assisted suicide that involves a medical professional.

Someone had actually said, "suicide is your hobby" which pissed me off to no end. That was the reason for the instructive mini-rant. While I'm on the topic, people often thing we - advocates I mean - want to talk about every dang detail of their third cousin's neighbor who killed themselves. No. We don't. Anyway... there ya go.


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