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    IMO it should be locked in the members section.

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    Sad it got to this Wally, rest in peace.

    It's funny, I was going to post this on another thread after a 19 year old girl took her own life a few days ago.

    The woman’s sister said that she had no idea that her sister was suicidal but her sister was quiet and must have had personal problems she didn’t wish to talk about.
    That's the biggest problem: Not getting it off your chest. A warning that you should keep an eye out for your mates and loved ones if they show signs of depression, and don't just think it will go away. It can never hurt to try and get people to talk about their problems if they are obviously having a detrimental affect.

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    That's awful
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    I didn't know him personally, only from his posts on Teakdoor. Terrible news. RIP Wally

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    A sad outcome but not wholly unexpected.


    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    The suidice rate has dropped in NZ in most groups with one exception; Asians, where the numbers have increased substantially. Even then NZ is in the bottom three of the 'worst' countries. NZ . . . what a surprise, such a good country with so many avenues to get help . . . but even then.

    Yep, there's about five or six avenues constantly advertised to me at work in a whole range of flavours. There's helplines ranging from religious to industry focused as well as advisors and referral services. They always seem like the last place someone in that mindset would look to for help. Wally poked around here for a bit, seemed like he was looking for validation rather than help though. Just completely the wrong place to find any professional help.



    Anyway, next on the radar is Socalled. Seems like he's going through a tough time atm, reaching out in his own weird way. Maybe it's time to stop calling him a hoser and ask him if he's okay?
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    there's one or two here crying "r.i.p." for all they are worth who really should go back and re-visit the bile, the trolling, the sarcasm and the hurtful shite they posted on wdr's cry for help thread a while back.

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    I went back and reread the WDR thread.

    The way I remembered it was that many posters were fighting and being cruel, but I was wrong. Believe it or not, the majority were concerned/offered advice (even though some of it was a bit off-center), and input their own personal experiences.

    You're not all bad eggs.
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    Very sad RIP Wally

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    That's terrible news. Shared a few PM with him over the years.Seemed like a nice chap.

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    I remember the thread where he wrote (and maybe illustrated) his book.

    A talent I don't have.

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    He shared some of his life history on TD.

    I can't begin to imagine the Demons which haunted him.


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    That is so sad.

    Rest your weary soul, Wally.

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    I go back a few years and was quite good mates with Marmite the Dog.

    He always spoke about Wally and what a lovely man he was and that we should meet up with him and have a few beers.

    Well that ain't gunna happen now and I feel so sad our plans could not be fulfilled.

    Rest in peace Wally. I am so empty not being able to meet with you.

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    Sad news.

    May you find your peace now Wally.

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    Christ almighty he went and actually did.
    Jesus.
    Over a woman.
    R.I.P Wally.
    Many here offered advice. Too bad he didn't take it.
    I disagree with those saying stuff like 'respect the decision'.
    I've been in a few spots in my life and went through a period of extreme depression. I seriously thought about suicide but it's the easy way out. The cowards way out.
    Wally was given loads of practical advice here. Simple steps he could have taken but he chose not to. His decision and I hope he's happy with it but I think it was a bad decision and I don't respect it.
    I'd respect more if he battled through and found peace.
    But he took the cowards way out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Christ almighty he went and actually did.
    Jesus.
    Over a woman.
    R.I.P Wally.
    Many here offered advice. Too bad he didn't take it.
    I disagree with those saying stuff like 'respect the decision'.
    I've been in a few spots in my life and went through a period of extreme depression. I seriously thought about suicide but it's the easy way out. The cowards way out.
    Wally was given loads of practical advice here. Simple steps he could have taken but he chose not to. His decision and I hope he's happy with it but I think it was a bad decision and I don't respect it.
    I'd respect more if he battled through and found peace.
    But he took the cowards way out.
    I don't think it was a bout of depression. Sounded like demons that were with him all the time. A vaguly recall him mention that a professional told him that the obsession with the woman was linked to trauma in his youth.

    Summer is ending. Demons arrive at this time of year for a lot of ppl

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    Sayonara Wally

    Tis better to have loved and lost

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    " Frailty, thy name is woman".

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    should have closed the door on the past and opened the one to the future.

    Sad way to go Wally...

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    RIP Wally

    Pity some people never showed him some compassion when he posted his thread,people with demons don't need to be told to get there shit together.

    Maybe next time all should show a bit of caring,when someone shows there True feelings.

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    I have been through a lot of terrible times in my life and experiences that may have drove others to suicide.

    Those that know me personally are aware of my past and present traumas.

    Anyway I made a decision to convert the hurt and pain into energy and get on with life and do the best I can despite the hurdles.

    I cannot fathom how Wally made the decision to end his life as life is so precious.

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    maybe you've not met the demons that Wally had

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    maybe you've not met the demons that Wally had
    My demons are still existing but I use their presence in a positive way.

    Very sad Wally could not do the same.

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    Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world. Over 800 000 people die by suicide every year. Yet suicides are preventable. “Preventing suicide: a global imperative” is the first WHO report of its kind. It aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisectoral public health approach.


    The report provides a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts as well as actionable steps for countries based on their current resources and context to move forward in suicide prevention.



    Preventing suicide: A global imperative

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Christ almighty he went and actually did.
    Jesus.
    Over a woman.
    R.I.P Wally.
    Many here offered advice. Too bad he didn't take it.
    I disagree with those saying stuff like 'respect the decision'.
    I've been in a few spots in my life and went through a period of extreme depression. I seriously thought about suicide but it's the easy way out. The cowards way out.
    Wally was given loads of practical advice here. Simple steps he could have taken but he chose not to. His decision and I hope he's happy with it but I think it was a bad decision and I don't respect it.
    I'd respect more if he battled through and found peace.
    But he took the cowards way out.
    That is a complete misunderstanding of mental illness.

    It is not the cowards way out.It is their only way out . They have hit rock bottom and are desperate. His battle would have been long and hard.

    Personally, I find it hard to understand, but I do know that when people call them cowards or tell them to box on and it will get better etc etc. It is normally coming from their own personal viewpoint with no understanding of the person's situation.

    Even if some people do get professional help, they still do the inevitable.

    I heard one person describe his feelings as like if he woke up in the morning (If he actually slept at all) and felt like everybody he knew and everybody loved (Friends/ Family) had just been murdered...and then the feeling got worse. It became all consuming where all other thoughts landed him in the darkest blackest hole where there was no way out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    I have been through a lot of terrible times in my life and experiences that may have drove others to suicide.

    Those that know me personally are aware of my past and present traumas.

    Anyway I made a decision to convert the hurt and pain into energy and get on with life and do the best I can despite the hurdles.

    I cannot fathom how Wally made the decision to end his life as life is so precious.
    It's just more complex than that. There are so many different ways to get your life fuct up. Infinite possibilities.

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