Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Keeping Jessica In Your Thoughts

Today I learned that Jessica @ {Mis}adventures Of An Army Wife attempted suicide. Luckily for the people who love and care about her, it was unsuccessful. I know it had been a while since she last posted (I remember her asking people's advice about going to Korea a month or so ago) and I know she was always involved with military things at her post. 

It was pretty shocking. I've never known anybody who has or attempted to commit suicide. And even though I didn't know Jessica personally, it still saddens my heart hearing this. I've read through other bloggers that Jessica was unsuccessful in her suicide attempt and I hope that through this ordeal, she realizes just how many people care and love her. 

Please keep Jessica in your thoughts. 

I found some "warning" signs through WebMD about suicide. I know not everyone may exhibit these signs, especially those who are good about putting on a happy face, but it's good to be knowledgeable!

  • Always talking or thinking about death
  • Clinical depression -- deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating -- that gets worse
  • Having a "death wish," tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death such as driving fast or running red lights
  • Losing interest in things one used to care about
  • Making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
  • Putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, changing a will
  • Saying things like "it would be better if I wasn't here" or "I want out"
  • Sudden, unexpected switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy
  • Talking about suicide or killing one's self 
  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye 


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  2. That's really sad:( I'll be praying for her

  3. suicide still has such a stimga surrounding it, doesn't it? That is so sad. Thanks for posting information to open up the conversation. I hope that she has the help and support she needs to recover.

  4. you already know my opinion on this. after going through yearly "suicide awareness" briefings in the military, i know the signs. but i will be the voice that states that it is not always apparent, as i have seen with two friends. :(