Skip to comments.Suicide: A silent killer?
Posted on 02/05/2014 10:16:50 AM PST by Phillyred
WHEN LISA Schenke read about the sudden death of University of Pennsylvania freshman Madison Holleran last month, it brought back chilling memories.
Schenke, a North Jersey mother, knew the story all too well: A high-achieving student and varsity athlete ultimately lost a battle with depression. Like Holleran, Schenke's son, Tim, committed suicide - in April 2008, months before he was set to attend Drexel University on an academic scholarship.
"People don't expect depression in young people . . . that are keeping it together, at least for the public," she said. "And that is what Madison was doing, to continue with the school and continuing with the track [team]. Most people would take it that she would come out of it fine because she appeared to have her act together."
Holleran's death was a reminder of the stress many college students face. An Inquirer story last year reported four confirmed suicides involving college students in Philadelphia since the start of the 2012-13 school year...
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Yes, it is SO sad and she WAS a beautiful girl.
She's with her Maker now, safe for eternity.
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She was also WAY, way too thin. I bet she was anorexic too.
...not if you use a .44 magnum.
“Suicide victims: Speak out!”
And please don't anyone say that idiocy 'permanent solution to a temporary problem'.
“Although it is not typically used to diagnose depression, electroencephalography (EEG) testing has been used to study how depression affects the brain’s function. With EEG, electrodes that are stuck to the head send safe amounts of electrical currents into the brain, causing brain cells to react. Activity appears different in certain parts of the depressed brain — such as those responsible for behavior — than in the brain of a person who does not have depression.”
This being said, it seems to me that institutions like a university could easily afford a high tech version of an EEG, that would be no more difficult to use than putting on a baseball cap. Then, with computer diagnosis, if a student evidenced the clinical signs of depression, they could get further analysis to confirm it, and get the offer of therapy.
We don’t know -— I’m sorry to say -— whether she is with her Maker now. We must pray for this poor girl’s soul.
I’m sure it’s a sad story but the headline is stupid. As if something called “suicide” is out there stalking unwary prey.
Mime abuse; the crime nobody talks about.
No data but, a lot of people think about suicide, not many act.
Keep in mind that there’s this “silent” kind of suicide, and then there’s the noisy so-called “suicide by cop” we see regularly. I’d bet few of them, maybe none, are considered to be suicides.
good grief, she was a stunning beauty with the world in the palm of her hand... her parents must be devastated beyond measure.
Appearances aren’t everything. Who knows what was going on in her mind and heart that you cannot see.
Praying for her soul will do no good now. The moment she died she either went to Heaven or Hell.
Competitive runner. Probably distance. The dedicated ones often look like cancer victims.
Can you please reference the scripture verse for that? I don’t remember seeing that in my bible. Thank you.
2 Maccabees 12:43-46
And making a gathering, he sent twelve thousand drachms of silver to Jerusalem for sacrifice to be offered for the sins of the dead, thinking well and religiously concerning the resurrection,
(For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should rise again, it would have seemed superfluous and vain to pray for the dead,)
And because he considered that they who had fallen asleep with godliness, had great grace laid up for them.
It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.
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