Speak out about #MentalHealth #ListenToSomeonesActions #YouCouldSaveALife

There’s no hiding, denying or ignoring that mental health exists and is a serious problem.

People can tell you to medicate it. Not talk about it. Stop worrying. Snap out of it. They can say anything they want to make themselves feel better being around you.

What needs to be said is…You are not alone.  Everybody hurts sometimes. Everyone feels unexplainable pain and sorrow at times. Everyone has their heartbroken at least once in their lives, maybe more.  What needs to be said is ‘take courage, you can get through it, the days may seem dark and may become darker but there will be a point when it will become brighter, just hold on. Time can heal wounds. Your life does matter.

It saddens me to hear more details about Flight 9525.  Recent news announced that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz told his Lufthansa flight training school in 2009 that he had a “previous episode of severe depression”.

If doctors diagnosed him with depression and he said things that indicated he had issues, could more have been done to help? Just like your body will tell you when something is wrong or your car will make noises when there’s an issue, people’s actions will let you know when something’s not right.  I understand everyone is responsible for their own actions but at some point in time we need to be understanding to others feelings and help them with their load. Not carry it for them but some how help them ease the burden until they can get back on their feet.

Listen to other peoples actions. If someone is acting ‘strange’, hear their cry for help.  For me, my faith in God has always been my source of light. My belief in his everlasting love and promise to always be there is what gets me through the times I call tough. Though there were some times when I felt as though no one was understanding my pain I still prayed for strength and made it through.

If you were suffering, wouldn’t you want someone to help you? Listen to other people’s actions. You could save someone’s life today.

WHAT?! @hellokitty is not a cat?

Ok, I know there’s a lot going on in the world today so this may not be a big deal to some (well, probably to anyone) but I just don’t get it.

Am I to understand that this beloved character who has pointed ears, apparent whiskers, a button nose, paws and a tail and whose name is KITTY, is in fact not a kitten nor cat?

Though I don’t feel this warrants the ‘Breaking News’ status I’ve noticed it’s been given on some notable news websites, it is somewhat shocking to hear.

So, if I have this story straight, Hello Kitty is a little girl with a hairy face and possibly elf like ears?  It just doesn’t make any sense.  But one thing I will say, it’s a great example of how ‘one should never assume anything’.

I just had to share this because now I’m questioning my childhood memories.  I mean, what is a Smurf anyways and I don’t recall ever seeing Strawberry Shortcake ever bake a cake.  Come to think of it, what was Rainbow Brite really up to? And why did Inspector Gadget get all the praise when Brain and Penny did all the work?

Well, such is life I guess.  It took 40 years to find out that Hello Kitty isn’t a cat, I wonder what the next 40 years will reveal?  Perhaps I’ll find out that Jem wasn’t truly outrageous? That can’t be true. I just don’t know.  Fade to Black.


#BreakingNews – What’s going on? When will this stop?!

Santa Monica College has just been locked down due to a shooting. 

This is too common – what’s being done?  Should people of every age be in fear of educating themselves? going to the movies? going to the mall?

How do we get to the source of the problem? This is more than a cry for help. What can we do??

source: www.cnn.com

#BreakingNews… #Forgive my ignorance

It’s been a while since my last entry. BUT that’s not a bad thing. Sometimes silence is worth a thousand words.

Have you ever felt like you just want to stop watching news…period.

I know it’s a bit ignorant of me as the reality is, bad things happen. Someone had to endure it so it’s almost rude for me to want to change the channel. But for five minutes, I just want to be ignorant. Though the message above may not show it, I am a compassionate person so when I see others in pain, it’s as though I can feel it myself.

I read a very disturbing article in the Toronto Star last weekend. Not the weekend that just passed, the one before – and it still comes to mind quite often! I felt bad for putting the paper down because I was closing my eyes to someone’s pain. However due to feeling sick at what I was reading, I couldn’t finish the article. I don’t get what’s happening in the world and a part of me doesn’t want to, for fear of possibly making sense of it all.

Because I have elderly parents (though they don’t look old enough to be elderly), their television only shows one channel, CNN. Really? Maybe one day I’ll tell you the insanity of hearing Wolf Blitzer, like he’s sitting right beside me because the TV is so stinkin’ loud! Those are words for another day.

Today, before I tune out the news, I would like to send my deepest sympathy and regrets to those who have been affected by the bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this afternoon. Such a tragedy. Such a shame.

#Forgive me of my five minutes of ignorance.

Breaking News…This just in…

Every news station wants to be the first to say they broke a story.  The problem is, it appears that nowadays, everything is ‘Breaking News’.  There are now channels dedicated to ‘Breaking News’ 24/7.  There have been interruptions of breaking news to highlight more important….’Breaking News’. I have an issue with this. 

Can someone tell me why celebrity gossip is ‘Breaking News’? Why must I know that Britney Spears flashed her ‘Spears’ whilst exiting a car?  Or that Lady Gaga said something outrageous to the president? Or why I must know that a chess tournament in Germany has been canceled due to protests about the unfair treatment of beetles?  What?  Or being informed that a 106 year old man died in his sleep?  He was 106! His youngest child was 75 and his grandkids were in their forties…C’mon!  This is breaking news? Really? 

These thoughts have inspired this..

Breaking News on Breaking News…

Leaders, citizens, neighbours and friends I have a story to break.

I know you’re busy with living your life so I’ll keep it brief, make no mistake.

This just happened, I saw it all first hand. I still can’t believe that it’s true.

If I wasn’t there to witness it myself, I’d think I was lying too.

It’s a major event, unlike another, it can only happen once in a lifetime.

I’ll tell you what happened, I’ll start from the top, this is sure to blow your mind.

I was standing at…wait…this just in…How do you break what’s already broken?

Breaking News are often just mindless words that are spoken.

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This clip is priceless.  Please read the ticker tape under the anchorman, too funny!

“Breaking News: Some Bullshit Happening Somewhere” http://youtu.be/9U4Ha9HQvMo