Suicide, Is It Ever a Viable Option?

Suicide:  Let’s talk about it.  I know someone who recently had a suicide in their family.  As the family started to put the pieces together, they learned that the young man had elaborately planned his demise.  This in spite of the fact that his secret was revealed prior to the day of decision and help was offered. 

So I have a few questions as it relates to this:

Is suicide ever a viable option for the hopeless?   What would you say to someone who told you he/she was contemplating suicide?  Would you try to convince them not to go through it?  If so what would you say?  Would you use bible scriptures or call the authorities? 

Have you ever thought about or considered suicide?  I am not ashamed to admit that I’ve been there.  I have strongly considered it before and planned it as well.  I consider it a miracle that I am here today. 

Have you ever thought about it or planned it?  Will you share?

From what I see, the stories of these kids who have killed themselves because of bullying have been sensationalized.  But several folks young and old end their lives daily and we hear nothing of it.

 Suicide is real and it’s here in a serious way.  So let’s talk about it!

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Jay Leno Rocks!

The Jay Leno Show

I was not a big Tonight Show fan at all.  I wasn’t when Carson did it either.  Late night television shows were never was my thing except when Arsenio was on, or if there was a really special guest like Prince musically.  But as I flipped the channels between Monday Night Football commercials I came across the much anticipated new Jay Leno Show that will be on 5 days a week.

The first show was flat out hilarious.  I started with the tail end of the interview with Jerry Seinfeld.  I never thought the cat was that funny in the first place.  I wondered was why was he wearing a tux.  But as I said I was late in the interview so it could have really been funny.

One thing is for sure.  The ‘interview’ he did with the president was flat out hilarious.  Please go to YouTube and check it out as it has to be up by now.  When Leno went Sen. Joe Wilson on Obama I almost spit my Widmere on the floor.  He also covered ‘tort’ reform and ‘stimulous’ too in ways you have to see for yourself.

The Kanye West interview before the performance with Jay-Z and Rhianna was surreal.  They rocked their number though.  Rhianna’s outfit was off the hook!  I know somewhere Chris Brown was saying, “Damn! I F’d up!”

My schedule is far too busy to get caught up on a weekday television show every evening.  But I will be keeping an eye out here and there on Jay’s show.  I know this idea is not something easy to pull off.

No.1 Ladies Detective – No Mystery, A Great Series

 HBO

 It’s been no secret that Hollywood has been no friend to African-Americans when it comes to television dramas.  They give us 100 Meet The Browns before we get one City of Angels.  I am so tired of blacks in comedy’s I seldom watch any of them.  The last good one in my opinion was Girlfriends, and that one was cancelled. 

Imagine my excitement when HBO premiered The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency last night.  Shot in Botswana it’s a beautiful look, a wonderful cast, and imaginative script and Jill Scott is simply majestic!  The camera loves her and she is a very talented actress.  I plan to watch each and every episode!