[Baypiggies] Suicide

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 22:03:23 CET 2009

On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 12:19 AM, Rami Chowdhury
<rami.chowdhury at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Friday 06 November 2009 22:17:50 Shannon -jj Behrens wrote:
>> My friend committed suicide. He was a brilliant programmer, and he had
>> everything going for him. He was very successful.
> My sincere condolences -- if there's any way I / we can help you out, please
> let me / us know.
>> I'm crushed because I know I could have helped if only he had given me
>> a chance.
> I wish that were always true :-( Sometimes there isn't much anyone can do.
>> We are a community and we are only as great as
>> the individuals that thrive and share with one another in that
>> community. Everyone contributes, whether in small ways or large, and
>> every loss is felt by more people than we consider in our moments of
>> darkness.
> A great sentiment -- thank you, JJ, for reminding us we're all part of
> something bigger.
>> I don't want to wake up
>> on another day to find another brilliant mind missing from this great
>> community of thinkers.
> Nor do I. If anyone needs to talk to someone, they can call me too: +1 408 597
> 7068.

Thanks, Rami.  I think we *can* help.

I have a friend who said he helped prevent his friend from committing
suicide.  A group of friends noticed that this guy was going downhill
quickly.  They forced him to eat, take a shower, and get on a plane.
On the other side, they got him an internship at a new company.  Years
later, he was very successful and thanked them for saving his life.

It only takes a small light to light up a dark room so that you can
find the door.


In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things
with great love. -- Mother Teresa

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