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Latest Suicide Trigger - Trolling

In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, and many of my mental health friends on G+ who have bravely posted on suicide today, here's a sad suicide story about how trolling (inflammatory online comments) triggered this woman's suicide attempt):

Trolling victim Charlotte Dawson has told of how a hate campaign on Twitter got the better of her and landed her in hospital.

Speaking for the first time about the torrent of abuse she received on Twitter last Wednesday night, the 46-year-old TV presenter told Australia's "60 Minutes" : "I've never had death threats of this ferocity. I've never had a campaign of this ferocity.''

Dawson was admitted to hospital after she was targeted by a stream of abusive death threats on Twitter, including taunts to "stick your head in a toaster'' and "kill yourself''.

After spending hours fending off the insults, Dawson signed off with the disturbing message "you win x'' along with a picture of a hand holding pills at 2.07am.

Just after 3am, an ambulance arrived at her home and took her to Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital.

Dawson said it was the relentless and vicious messages that finally broke her.

"It just triggered that feeling of helplessness when the trolls got to me,'' Dawson said. "They got the better of me and they won.'

If you're interested in other stories on suicide check the following hashtags and my stream for stories on men and suicide. Thanks to +Alistair McHarg +jane mizrahi for their suicide prevention posts today!

#suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #suicidepreventionday #suicideawarenessday
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This is very sad to learn. One shouldn't be forced to commit suicide just 'cause a bunch of bastards don't like you. Trolls will be trolls and there are way too many of them in our society. Internet just gives them wings to fly and shit over anyone. 
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I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."
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If you take more than 100% of the recommended daily intake of a nutrient, consider reading this.
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“There are ways for older adults to overcome some of the cognitive declines that come with aging.”
 
Good Mood Helps Boost Brain Power in Older Adults
Older adults can improve their decision making and working memory simply by putting on a happy face, a new study suggests. Researchers found that easy mood-boosters -- like giving people a small bag of candy -- helped seniors do significantly better on tests of decision-making and working memory. “There has been lots of research showing that younger adults are more creative and cognitively flexible when they are in a good mood. But because of the cognitive declines that come with aging, we weren’t sure that a good mood would be able to help older adults,” said Ellen Peters, co-author of the study and professor of psychology at Ohio State University. This is the first study to show the power of positive moods in helping older people with these brain tasks.

Read more: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/goodmoodsenior.htm
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"Suicidehotlines.com has it right:

“Please Remember!
You can always kill yourself – L a t e r !!
JUST DON’T DO IT now.
Put it off – for another hour, another day.”

Give help and hope a chance."
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Great advice from +Jo Anne Thomas 
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Revisit TIME's 1956 cover story about Marilyn Monroe, who died 50 years ago today.
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“I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.” - Virginia Satir


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