Big V's Ramblings

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Brick - Part Twenty Seven

Depression Is a Thief – With An Accomplice Depression will steal joy from your life, taking love and adoration in the process. It robs the depressed, and all of those around a depressed personality, of the tiny moments we live to remember fondly. It tossed ambition, desire, and the goals of life... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Brick - Part Twenty Six

NOTE: This is posted here 'out of sequence.' I had written it and then 'lost it' in the shuffle of working on four stories at once. In the coming book, it will be posted earlier when this was part of the dialog. *************** The surviving family of a successful suicide bears a tremendous burden... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Brick - Part Twenty Five

More on Loneliness Loneliness has been around since the inception of human beings, and quite probably before. Higher end animals such as elephants and many of the monkey and ape family have been shown to suffer from it as well. The higher the thought function, the better the chance that the animal... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Brick - Part Twenty Four

The Physical Side of Grief and Depression Depression takes a toll on us in many ways, but let's start with the physical effects. One of the most significant problems we will have is the stress produced. Under normal circumstances, short-term stress can help us in our daily lives. Our bodies go on... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Brick - Part Twenty Three

Coming To Grips With Life As a child back in the late 1950's and early 1960's, my Father had this thing he called a 'secret mission' that later became known as a 'Random Act of Kindness.' Back then it meant I should hold open a door for a lady or say 'hello' to a passing gentleman and always remove... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Brick - Part Twenty Two

Helping The Suicidal Person Some of this will be recapped information, but it bears repeating. If you have a cell phone, it won't hurt to store these numbers in your contacts, just on the off chance that you should need them in an emergency. The Suicide Hotline - 800-784-2433 The Suicide Talk Line -... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Brick - Part Twenty One

People will tell you that only certain people of certain genders, age, and ethnicities will suicide. Robin Williams ended his life with a lot of money in his accounts, one of just many stories that should tell you that suicide can happen to anyone, anywhere, rich or poor, and at any age. Open your... Sign in to see full entry.

The Brick - Part Twenty

I've had people tell me that those who talk about suicide want to die or they are trying to manipulate those around them to pay attention to them. Perhaps that statement is partially true because these folks do want your attention, but not because they are 'drama queens.' Many times, they are in... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Brick - Part Nineteen

You will often hear family tell you that there were no warning signs, but most times, there are always telltale signs. We simply miss them. There are so many other activities available that our communication skills have fallen along the wayside. In a story about my wife and my relationship, I told... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Brick - Part Eighteen

Perilous Waters Suicide is a complicated subject for many, either from losing a loved one or close friend to suicide or because the matter is beyond their squeamish level. I understand that, but the suicide rate is frighteningly high and getting worse each year. We can't slow this down until we find... Sign in to see full entry.

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