Saturday May 25, 2013
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I had a life-long friend who, on one occasion spoke strongly of suicide. I listened and I spoke to her of the family and friends, including myself that she would hurt in the process. Still, I worried seriously about whether or not she would carry through with what I thought was a preposterious idea. At the time, I was seeing a counselor to hopefully but uselessly "Save My Marriage". I told the counselor I could only talk/think about my friend and her mental state. WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHAT COULD I DO? WHAT IF SHE DID CARRY OUT HER THREAT? I WOULD HAVE FAILED HER! HOW WOULD I HANDLE THE GUILT THAT WOULD SURELY FOLLOW? This is what he said and it made good sense.
Sometimes I must deal with a patient who is of a suicidal mind. I never lose sight of the fact that IF they do NOT follow through, it is not for me to take the 'credit' for saving their life. By the same token, if they DO follow through, it is not for me to take the 'blame'.
Much like CPR, should 'fear of failure' keep me from administering it if I know how? I really appreciate the story Doris has dared to share with us. It is a kind of 'CPR' that could contribute to a form of thinking that just MIGHT add to a needy person's coping skills. If 'listening' gives HOPE that 'sombody cares', all is not lost. Thank you, Doris Grutzmacher
I can hear the sound of that "Drip. Drip. Drip.". You should consider teaching a writing class. :-)
by Ellen McCoy
Pete, Great and currrent coverage. The Star Valley house fire was started by a BBQ. The dbl wide burnt to the ground. Access to the fire was so limited the fire Dept. could be of little help saving the structure. However, they did a great job…and it was a JOB…keeping the fire from igniting surrounding dry shrubbery, An evacuation threat to surrounding structures and animals was not needed after all. Thank you, Firefighters!
Pete, Great and currrent coverage. The Star Valley house fire was started by a BBQ. The dbl wide burnt to the ground. Access to the fire was so limited the fire Dept. could be of little help saving the structure. However, they did a great job...and it was a JOB...keeping the fire from igniting surrounding dry shrubbery, An evacuation threat to surrounding structures and animals was not needed after all. Thank you, Firefighters!
Maybe if each 'successful' aka: 'celebrity status' professional athlete mentored a teacher with a measly portion of his income, we would have better teachers of the 'motivating' kind...motivating students to acheivements in addition to GREAT SPORTS.
My most motivating teacher was (upon looking back) a Lesbian who taught fifth grade. I was a bright Tomboy and she alone did not mis-read my interest in 'boys'. She accepted me in the midst of rejection from my parents and other teachers with less understanding.
I drew 'motivating confidence' from that acceptance for many of my adolescent years.
What is the name of the adult in this photo?
I love that Llama!
I am not politically obsessed. However, having read the 'creating jobs' article thoroughly, I beieve it traced the 'job PREVENTING' blame to the Forest Service and its inability to respond in a timely manner.
So..how do we spell Forest Service? D E M O C R A T? Quite a stretch, I'd say. But then..I'm an 'Independent',
Local 'woodcutters by trade' stand by and cry when a major forest fire sweeps through the very areas they have been forbidden to ''thin'.
I find it interesting that ANY American Citiizen who claims to resent (or verbally disapprove of) anything deemed as "socialistic" continues to honor (or if applicable) our Social Security system when it provides benefits (checks) with THEIR (or their family member's) name on them.
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