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Can you please turn that TV up in the background? It's not loud enough, because I can almost hear you over it.....
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TRUTH.
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oh so true...
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It's been almost two years to the day that I put a 9mm to my head, pulled the trigger and shot myself. I somehow survived. And I got so lucky that I look almost the exact same as i did before the shooting. My doctors are amazing.

It would have been nice for them to give my a nose job while they were in there, but I guess beggars can't be choosers.

Many of you have told me that if I ever needed help to let you know. I need help badly. I'm begging for your help. Please. This is what i need...

This video is the first thing I've seen about suicide that has EVER made me cry like a baby. Kevin Briggs explains things so well, which is almost impossible to do even from those of us that have tried to go over that threshold.

Actually, we don't TRY to do it - it just happens. There's a huge difference, and it's almost impossible to put into words.

There's only three things that can take away pain that deep when it hits you. Sleep. Drug and/or alcohol abuse. And killing yourself. Not therapy. Not talking to friends. Not eating granola in the woods for a year. Nothing else works. And sleep only works so many times. The only way to make it through is to live another day and get the proper help you need. Otherwise you end up an addict.

Or you end up dead.

Almost every survivor I've ever talked to has said the same thing I did - as soon as take that last step - whatever it was - you sort of come out of that mental place for a nanosecond and you know that you've made a mistake. It happened to me the split-second after I pulled the trigger and before the bullet got all the way through my head.

The people that had some time before they blacked out told me that the thought kept going through their head. It's the last thought you have before you die.

The very last thought you will ever have. Ever.

Kevin Briggs explains it very, very well, including what to do and how to talk to someone who is on the edge. If you say the right thing it's possible that you may actually save their life. The opposite is unfortunately true as well.

So if you want to help me then please, please share this video with everyone you know. And ask them to share it.

Why? Because it may save lives. Not just one life, but many.

That's the help in begging you all for. Please

Thank you Mr. Briggs.

-Frank Merenda,

Suicide attempted on June 21st, 2012.

Apparently also an extremely bad shot. :)
For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.
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Omgosh Frank! I know I haven't had the pleasure of meeting you in person but I am very thankful for you sharing your thoughts and the courage to post this! Most of all, I am so glad YOU FRANK MERENDA ARE ALIVE! IT'S PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME THAT MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE! I too have attempted suicide, not w a gun but drugs. However, I have done some serious thinking about it lately. My life has been a living hell this year. I've lost 2 men I cherished- my daddy n a best friend who would have taken a bullet for me. Yet, I still have one more person in my life who would do the same. Just to put it short, I've went from having everything to nothing including no home. I truly believe there is hell on earth n peace after we die. I look forward to meeting you! & hanging out with you. 
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Beautiful! 
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Oh yeah
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How did you do this
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Anyone trying to text me I won't be able to get them until tomorrow afternoon. Apparently I maxed out my google voice account.... would have been nice to know that this would happen beforehand....

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quota exceeded 2, Jun 30, 2012 10:51 AM. Posted in group: Google Voice Forum. Categories: Using Google Voice on a Mobile Device : When sending a text through google voice on my phone I get the following error: "Could not be sent. Quota exceeded." When sending a text through google voice web page ...
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Perhaps you are TOO popular! :)
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PVC + Flip Flops = Techno

We thought you'd enjoy this... :)   #techno   #music  
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When he starts playing the two notes, it gets good.
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So far this is the best explanation I've heard trying to explain that mental place you go to. Please repost if you'd like.

Story of Jason by Sergeant Kevin Briggs:

After about an hour of speaking with Jason, he asked us if we knew the story of Pandora's box. Recalling your Greek mythology, Zeus created Pandora, and sent her down to Earth with a box, and told her, "Never, ever open that box." Well one day, curiosity got the better of Pandora, and she did open the box. Out flew plagues, sorrows, and all sorts of evils against man. The only good thing in the box was hope. Jason then asked us, "What happens when you open the box and hope isn't there?" He paused a few moments, leaned to his right, and was gone. This kind, intelligent young man from New Jersey had just committed suicide.

( Kevin Briggs: The bridge between suicide and life )
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It is the nature of human being to be curious and open Pandora's box. Those most interested in the world and its inhabitants can't help it. “We should be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be able to hope we can make them otherwise.” 
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Thank you, sir, for making the world a safer place. Between this and airport security I finally feel safe. Now I can watch American Idol (not to mention Fox news, fair and balanced!) in my own living room without worrying about terrorists attacking my suburban household. Thank you so much!
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This.
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What a wise face and penetrating eyes.
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Sophie and Marty.. Sophie is the ferocious pit bull licking my face and getting a dental checkup from Marty.
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This place is GREAT! I used to work right behind it, and ate there all the time. The people there are really friendly and wonderful. One time I forgot my food (don't ask...) and the owner actually brought it to my work when they closed! The only reason I didn't give it 5 out of 5 stars is because it's a casual place, there are about 10 or so tables, so it's not somewhere you would go to for a nice, private dinner... But for a chinese place to get food it's awesome! And special orders are no problem whatsoever. :)
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This place was great until my "partners" ran it into the ground. Idiots.
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