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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2022 6:05 pm    Post subject: Patch Adams Reply with quote

Sat and watched the movie again last night with my good wife,had invite out to pub with the boys but stayed home by fire instead.
now its a good feel good movie that we have watched before...last night the darker themes really struck me. movie began with Patch in mental health unit with suicidal thoughts,they came back out after lovely lass was killed in a murder /suicide .then straight afterwards wit hPatch standing on cliff top. so that was three lots of suicide "bites" in the movie..... maybe it never struck me so hard before, but knowing now, how Robin Williams took his own life,it cut rather close to the bone, so to speak.
There have been a very few people known to me over the years who have taken thier own lives...its a terrible sad thing,for all concerned. We men are some of the worst at reaching out when we need help or feeling really down...
had a really nice guy working with us this time last year,he had death in family when travel was shut down globally and couldnt get home for funeral or to be with family,it really screwed with his head...he left work and I couldnt get in touch with him..tried phone a few times then gave up...he is now gone... gone permanently.... I dont know details and dont want to. but its too plurry late for me to reach out and be there in support now.... dont know if it wouldve made a difference but wont ever know now.
if any of you are feeling blue...for crying out loud reach out...and if you know others who just arent in good head space...go have a cuppa or a beer with them. just being there and listening MAY just be all thats needed.
couple of years back wife n I went and saw Jimmy Barnes...interesting life story for sure...his two books working class boy and working class man both worth a read....he had dressing gown cord on his neck ready to go and stopped......he was Mates with Michael Hutchings of INXS fame and knew something was up but alas didnt reach out much to his regret.
yeah just wanted to put it out there folks,look after yourselves,the good lord knows these are trying times.

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2022 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Patch Adams Reply with quote

Sad, mental health is the bane of this modern existence.

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2022 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Patch Adams Reply with quote

Sage words Elvis…and Gelan has it right as well.

Most guys don’t want to reach out and bare their soul…it’s too embarrassing, so it’s up to their mates to identify a change in their demeanour and step up and ask RUOK? Be prepared to offer a sympathetic ear and little advice as it’s often the opportunity for a fellow to talk about how he feels is all that is initially needed.

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