Rest in Peace, Matthew Warren

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    Yes, another article/post about mental illness and suicide. This conversation needs to happen. I am glad it is happening on allnurses; but, it would be even nicer if we, as a society, had an honest conversation about mental illness and suicide based on factual information.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/07/us/mat...html?hpt=hp_t1
    Kylee B, justin.j, aknottedyarn, and 3 others like this.
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    It is truly sad. His father said he never felt well in spite of the best healthcare.
    We don't have all the answers.
    I prayed that his family feels the love of so many prayers.
    VickyRN, Kylee B, BCgradnurse, and 4 others like this.
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    How sad, that this young man had access to every treatment modality available, and yet his illness proved unreachable in the end.

    I pray his God understands and greets him with open arms.
    VickyRN, Kylee B, BCgradnurse, and 2 others like this.
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    This is why I posted that suicide post I posted a few days ago. Anyway- on the TV today his father said Matthew told him:"I already know I'm going to Heaven- so why can't I just die today"? Yet, his father said, after he told me that, "He lasted another ten years, enduring his pain". It IS about 'pain'. And it's really easy for the masses to say 'get help'. The 'help' is becoming non-existent, whether a person has health insurance ot not.
    VivaLasViejas likes this.
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    We know so little about mental illness and keeping it in a closet does not help. His father seemed to do everything possible to help this young man. Perhaps we will know more in the future to prevent this loss of lives to this disease.

    Prayers for his family at this terrible time.
    VivaLasViejas, VickyRN, BCgradnurse, and 1 other like this.
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    I know this is probably a politically-incorrect thing to say, but just as there are incurable malignancies that result in death sooner rather than later (and we all say, "Thank God he's not suffering anymore"), so there are incurable mental illnesses that result in death sooner rather than later and we should say the same thing. Too bad there isn't a hospice-equivalent for this sort of mental agony.
    VivaLasViejas, herring_RN, Kylee B, and 2 others like this.
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    Quote from GrnTea
    I know this is probably a politically-incorrect thing to say, but just as there are incurable malignancies that result in death sooner rather than later (and we all say, "Thank God he's not suffering anymore"), so there are incurable mental illnesses that result in death sooner rather than later and we should say the same thing. Too bad there isn't a hospice-equivalent for this sort of mental agony.
    While it may not be PC it is true now. I do hope in the future we have better treatment for those who suffer this way. We have made great strides in all kinds of cancer, heart disease and accidents. I pray the same kind of care goes into learning and treating mental illnesses.
    VivaLasViejas, herring_RN, Kylee B, and 1 other like this.
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    I completely agree with you GrnTea. I do believe there are some people for whom life is too painful, despite the best treatment one can find. I am sad for this young man and his family.


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