Here's a doctor's take on why people commit suicide
People attempt and sometimes commit suicide for very different reasons, many of which can be difficult to figure out or identify. In most cases, the person is feeling emotional pain that feels so bad and hurts them so much that the only thing they can think of to make it go away is to end their life.
Also most suicidal people describe their problems as being something that they don't think will get better or go away. At the same time, others feel as if they are a burden. Others feel alone or very isolated.
Still others just feel generally depressed to the point of not caring anymore. And when friends and family members can't understand or relate, or worse, criticize them for what they are feeling, that can make the person worse. I should also mention that there are many mental illnesses that can increase one's risk for suicide such as clinical depression, bipolar or manic depression and schizophrenia.
People with these conditions may do things that they wouldn't normally do. Speaking of which, alcohol and drug use also contributes to the reasons someone may attempt suicide since they can cause depression, feelings of guilt and disruptions to the persons family and life.
Anyone ever had suicidal feelings?
To other news...
Singer, Gloria Estafan will be 50 years old tomorrow September 1st 2007. Can anyone believe this diva is 50? I would have passed her up for a 40 year old. Happy birthday to the woman who sang one of my all time best songs...'Reach'
It's such a relief to hear that Toni Braxton does not have breast cancer after all. International media, over the past few days, carried unconfirmed reports of the songstress being diagnosed with breast cancer. Toni says it's not true. Thank God!
Naked Mariah Carey...who wants to see her naked? I do! She looks hot abeg!
“…I am not interested in guys in the industry. They are tainted,” she says with a playful hint of repulsion. “You sit back and wonder, how many women has this man slept with. and I don’t want to know. No thanks, I will never be a part of anyone’s list.”
I feel you on that one Alicia
Akon is such an evasive fellow....here's an interview he granted recently...crazy guy! lol
I don’t know how old I am.
Nonsense. Why are you so cagey about giving your age?
I don’t understand the importance. But I’ve been blessed to look young for a long time. My pops is 77 years old. You wouldn’t believe it; he looks like he’s in his mid-40s.
Does your wife know how old you are?
She has no idea.
When was your last booty call?
When I made the call? That don’t happen too often. But sometimes I’ll schedule a booty call on Saturday for Monday.
So it’s up to the ladies to call you?
With women it’s difficult, ’cause they try to hide it. They’ll call you at three in the morning like, “Hey, how was your day?”
So do you funnel all that energy into sex?
I have to control myself around women. That’s my only addiction. I used to chase it, but fame has changed a lot.Who says no to you now?I ain’t got a no in a long time.
Do you have any kids?
Four boys and one girl. The oldest is 11, and the youngest is 7 weeks.
How many babymamas?
And how many wives? People say you have more than one.
That’s me playing with the media again! Just one wife.
Is she OK with you being unfaithful to her?
From my angle, things just happen. She’s confident enough to know that I’m not going anywhere.
When was the last time you wanted to kill someone?
When I was locked up. A guy was being really disrespectful, so I had to knock him out. He fell and looked dead, and that scared the hell out of me.
Do you remember your first experience with alcohol?
Never drank, never smoked.
I’m Muslim, but really, I never understood the concept of getting high. I like to be in control of my own mind and my own destiny.
What’s the best advice your parents ever gave you?
“Stay out of trouble.”
You didn’t take that advice!
I know! But I live by it now.
Even when you lifted a fan over your head and threw him offstage in June?
That was all in fun.
It wasn’t fun for the guy you threw! Or the people he landed on.
Yeah, I know. That was an accident — they weren’t supposed to be there.
Fun and crazy guy!
Princess Diana's tenth year anniversary
Princess Diana died exactly 10 years today in a car accident in France...
By the way, is rapper Talib Kweli a South African or an American?
And who has seen Talib's newest video where he was gesticulation with his hands? That's the doppest video right now...creativity at it's finest I say...go check out that video.
Do drop a line. Cheers and have a fab weekend!