Monday, July 21, 2014

Fiction

I saw a comment recently about The Program, stating that it's impossible for suicide to be contagious. That I was irresponsible for suggesting it could be, even if my book is fiction. Research it. Google suicide clusters and look at the articles. I do write fiction. I took a situation and spun it into a make-believe world.

Here are a few I quickly pulled, but ultimately, I wish people would remember that their experiences aren't the only experiences that people can have. Your depression is not my depression. Your brush with suicide does not negate mine. Just my thought for today. 

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/media-spotlight/201208/when-suicides-come-in-clusters

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/01/newspaper-suicide-clusters/8573239/

http://news.yahoo.com/teen-suicide-clusters-linked-newspaper-reports-071059205.html

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/suicide_clusters_NASSP_Sept_%2009.pdf

If you or someone you know needs help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached 24 hours a day at 800-273-TALK (8255)