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  • POEM: Why Is Love Nurturing Not Written Into Human Souls? by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight) (12/28/2015 12:21:00 AM)

    The small acts of kindness bestowed upon me by a single nurse: being allowed to take a shower; treating me like a human being who was experiencing real pain, offering me a smile, and a toothbrush. Those were the things that gave me hope in the hospital. Out of all of the people that interacted with me, only one had the decency to show me kindness. To the rest I was being dramatic, overreacting, crazy, and wasting their time, as I was verbally reminded of litterally within hours of them trying to save my life. I worked in the healthcare field for nearly 8 years. I know just how under appreciated healthcare workers can be. But I also know may how jaded some become, and just how disposable you ate to them. If I was wasting their time, why did they bother? I'm not saying I feel this way now, but it is an issue that should be addressed with people who are experiencing a mental break. If someone is trying to kill themselves, it is by definition, an emergency situation. Something is not functioning properly. Treat it as such. You would diligently care for a person who had pneumonia, or a gunshot wound, so why would you not provide the same type of care for someone who is suicidal? I think the latter is a much more dangerous position to be in, because it is a deliberate and voluntary act of self harm. A person with pneumonia, or a gunshot wounds wants to get better. By definition, a suicidal person does not.

  • POEM: Suicide Victims Saved Will Not Always Feel Regret? by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight) (12/27/2015 11:57:00 PM)

    Though the subject matter may be taboo to speak of, I'm honored that my poem, my experience, is causing someone to talk about it. You don't blame a person for catching a cold, or rupturing an appendix, so why is it that we as a society blame the victim of being mentally unwell? I feel like it is something that we need to talk about more. If it weren't so shunned, would people be more likely to seek metal help? I was treated very poorly in the hospital. Nurses told me that I was being dramatic. Or that I only did it for attention. They called me crazy. But if they had met me on any other day, most would say that a smile is the first thing they notice about me. So regularly does it accompany me that it had been deemed a permanent expression on my face by many people. It's very easy to hide behind a smile. To call fault on the victim of an illness, makes it that much easier.

  • POEM: If You Die Before Me by Dr. Antony Theodore (12/27/2015 12:29:00 PM)

    Beautifully written. The connectedness of two souls that lasts beyond this life, it's obvious that you love someone very deeply.

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