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SUICIDE: A PERMANENT SOLUTION

May 4, 2015
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Imagine the pain you must be feeling if you are considering committing suicide. Killing yourself may seem the only solution to your problems, now. But since suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem, why not consider taking a step back and waiting at least 24 hours or a week before taking that decision? During this time, you can learn more about the possible causes of your feelings, the consequences of your actions and find out about a treatment that might help you. “Killing a human being is not an easy task, even if you do it to yourself ” says Paul G. Quinnett, Clinical Psychologist. Once you do it, there is no way back.

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THAT TYPE OF PERSON DOES NOT COMMIT SUICIDE

May 4, 2015
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Recently, a friend called me distraught to tell me that her co-worker had committed suicide. He said, “I cannot believe it! She was young, successful, beautiful, and cheerful, had a husband who loved her, a six-year-old child who was her adoration; she had just been offered a very good job in a multinational company. A person like that does not commit suicide. How could she do that?” Did she not think of her husband or her daughter?” After listening to him for a while, when I saw he was calmer, I asked: What do you think is the type of person who commits suicide? He said, “The person who is depressed, lonely, with serious financial problems, who has problems with a partner or addictions, or who have a terminal illness.” I said, yes, it is true, that is the usual. But it is a myth to believe that people who seem to have it all do not commit suicide. Many are the variables that can lead a person to commit suicide. What for one is insignificant to another can be catastrophic.

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THE CULTURE SHOCK OF THE IMMIGRANT

May 4, 2015
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There are many circumstances that make one leave their country. Some leave voluntarily, others are forced to do so by threats or for political reasons, still, others go in search of better labor, economic or academic opportunities. And, as I was recently told by a couple, “We’re move to Australia a wait for awhile for the situation to get better, when it does, we can return to our country.”

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