R.I.P. Wade Belak - (July 3rd, 1976 - August 31st, 2011)
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09-03-2011, 06:15 AM
I taught Yoda
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Some Army fort
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someone needs to make this a thread on the main board. Separate of the main Belak thread. I will donate as soon as I have access to my pc.
It's sad when an accidental strangulation (let your mind wander to how that is possible) would be the better option than the widely reported intentional act. Freaky gone horribly wrong I can accept as just a quirk in his personality ... intentionally taking his life taints every memory of him I have.
Help programs are only as good if people are willing to let them help. Suicide prevention classes and lectures rarely accomplish anything. The Army is in the middle of dealing with this and has been for years, with ever increasing numbers of self inflicted deaths in spite of the hours of classes; promotion of programs that include the individual, unit, and family; and everything else that most people can imagine. We can offer help to those we see as potentially suicidal, we cannot force it upon them. Mitigation and reduction of the number of self inflicted deaths are the best we can realistically hope for .... elimination of the issue is a pipe dream.
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