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Maggot

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In another thread dewey7271, posted a Disturbed video, which led me to this one. I never really knew much about the band but they just won my respect. So many suffer from addiction and depression. I didnt known that 22 Vets commit suicide every day.

Thanks to Disturbed for putting this out there. If you know someone there is help available. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

 

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I have liked disturbed for quite some time now, this only solidifies that like. With the show of hands in the crowd, i am pretty sure that noone is immune from suffering or knowing someone that is or has. I lost an uncle to suicide years ago and no one really knew what he was dealing with inside and on his own. Thanks for posting that up maggot. Maybe it will help somebody on this site with a struggle or inner demons
 

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I have liked disturbed for quite some time now, this only solidifies that like. With the show of hands in the crowd, i am pretty sure that noone is immune from suffering or knowing someone that is or has. I lost an uncle to suicide years ago and no one really knew what he was dealing with inside and on his own. Thanks for posting that up maggot. Maybe it will help somebody on this site with a struggle or inner demons
I fought that battle for years. Still deal with occasional depression but not like in the past.
 

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Disturbed has always been solid.

Most of us fight some kind of internal battle on a regular basis. It is important to know when we start losing that battle, have people around us that can see that we are losing that battle, and for us not to be afraid or ashamed to ask for help. Asking for help does not make one less of a man, it is the exact opposite. Part of being a strong male is knowing your limitations and accepting help when those limitations are met.
 

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Disturbed also does a cover of the land of confusion. Its pretty good
 

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I love their version of the sound of silence.
Done stole a thread. My bad and I apologize to the op
 
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Used to MMA train to Disturbed. Every time i hear them my blood pumps. We pushed each other to keep a level head and NEVER quit fighting when our faces were getting punched in. Amazing how that's helped with life in general.
 

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Seether is another awesome band and one reason is that the lead singer was greatly effected by his brothers suicide.

In this vein is Staind and Five Fingered Death Punch. FFDP is a big supporter of veterans and dealing with veteran suicide.
 

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Thanks for posting.

My best friend of over 30 years had his 18 year old son OD Wednesday. He did CPR for 5-10 minutes until EMS arrived. He came around and refused to go to the ER until later. He denies anything is wrong. Friends think it may have been a suicide attempt. All because of addiction.

My buddy owns his own business and has always bent over backwards to give his kids a great home. Demons are everywhere and around us all.
 

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And here I was, thinking the thread title was going to alert us that the .gov was finally going to pass some anti-online porn laws.
 
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Worked with a guy for a while. Moved on from that job and later found out that he shot his wife and 2 year old, then offed himself. He was a kinda weird radio maintenance guy. Guess he was having more issues than we thought.
Wish he would have got some help instead. We were a pretty caring and helpful lot if you came to us with something like that.
 

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Worked with a guy for a while. Moved on from that job and later found out that he shot his wife and 2 year old, then offed himself. He was a kinda weird radio maintenance guy. Guess he was having more issues than we thought.
Wish he would have got some help instead. We were a pretty caring and helpful lot if you came to us with something like that.
Most of us are, ya know, there is just such a stigma attached, especially to men. Thats why I put thsi stuff once in a while.
 

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Yep. Have a good friend who has 3 Bronze Stars, 2 with V. One should have been a Silver. He developed problems with alcohol and had to get some help. No stigma at all. Lots of highly functioning folks seem to have a tendency towards developing issues. Just gotta knock em down as quick as possible with the help of other folks.
 
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My hunting buddy took his life last year. It hurt me so bad. I knew suicide happened, but to other people and their friends, never mine. It hit me like a pile of rocks. I still struggle to understand how her got there. It hurts so bad that he didn't call me that night. I miss him so much. It's not fair. I don't think I'll ever understand. I don't think I'll ever get over the loss. He was like my brother....no, he was my brother. I'll never get to see him again in this life and that's not okay.

If you need help please seek it, please don't be afraid. Those of us left behind would do ANYTHING to change your decision after its too late.

YOU ARE LOVED, I SWEAR TO GOD, YOU WILL BE MISSE SO BAD.

After his suicide I just googled "suicide prevention" so I could learn more and be ready to help. One thing led to another, I was down the rabbit hole and I found this video. My wife don't understand why I listen to it, but that's okay. I'm a strange way it helped open my eyes that this is a common feeling and I'm happy people are doing everything they can to help, including sharing their own private HELL in an effort to show others "it happens, you are NOT weak and you can get through this and be great once again"

 
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I lost a friend from work a few years ago and it was rough.

One of the hardest things to do is identify and see the signs. Also, to take time to see the signs. We must make ourselves take a little time here and there to really pay attention to the people we care about. Some of the signs are easy to see, drugs and alcohol, but others are gradual and subtle.
 
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Years ago, i lost my job, went through a bad breakup and lost my grandmother all in about a two month period. To say i was depressed is an understatement. I got to a point where i didnt want to do anything, didnt have any money to do anything if i did anyways. All kinds of thoughts went through my mind. None good either.
I have always enjoyed writing and reading so one night i sat down and wrote my grandma a letter ( the one that just passed). I had never done anything like that ever in my young life. Man the gates just opened up. What i started as what would be a page or two turned into 15.
Now i coulda asked for help and assistance from the folks and i suppose i was just too proud of a person to do that looking back was pretty stupid on my part. After the letter i wrote to her i got off my ass and found a job within bike riding distance and rode a bike back and forth until i could afford insurance and gas ti drive. Then found a better job and started all over again. Never said a word about any of that till just now
Call it whatever you want to but grandma helped me that night. I still have that letter and sometimes i will see it when moving things around and thank god and grandma for helping me out.

Point being. Dont ever be too proud to ask for help if you need it. Dont think its not manly or whatever. It can be a struggle but you are never alone in that struggle, just have to reach out is all.
I have seen some amazing things happen on this site over the time i have been on here. There are some real standup folks on here and always willing to help or talk or give pretty solid advice lots of folks here that have served have seen way way more terrible shit than i have ever thought about seeing. If anyone thats on this site needs help all you have to do is ask and people will come running from what i have seen.
 
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May the lord lift those up in the dark hours of people fighting depression and thinking of ending there lives. I lost one of my childhood best friends about 6 months ago, he never reached out, heartbreaking.