Re: Our friend Sasha Chislenko is dead

Date: Thu May 11 2000 - 23:01:14 MDT

In a message dated 5/11/00 9:29:26 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< But I also feel there needs to be some
 technically-mediated way for a person finding himself or herself in such
 wretchedness to step back for a while, allow the passage of time to do its
 healing (as it does, I know). Perhaps there are available drugs that do
 this without making you stupid and numb. I don't know of any, but then I'm
 fairly ignorant of psychopharmacology. Anyone here have anything to add to
 my blurry suggestion?
 Damien >>
Just the regular seratonin re-uptake inhibitors such as Paxil and Prozac, as
well as another pharm known as Zoloft. Some people take their own lives when
hit with drastic news, especially if they are young. Elderly suicides tend to
be about the loss of status, power, and especially, physical capability. In
each situation, if that Is the case, then it frequently is very difficult for
the family. Especially if the person seemed 'ok' prior to taking their life.

One additional thing, if a person becomes depressed-suicidal they probably
have also lost the ability to gain perceptive, so frequently getting someone
to seek help is critical. Final thought. I am not sure the R word should be
ignored in this case. I am NOT peddling R, but sometimes the chemical balance
of the brain can be modified, somewhat, by R. Hell! create your own R, right
in the Bath Tub! Brew it up. Whatever works-or flush it down the toy toy if
you want. The main thing I am trying to say is the Despair is a lousy
companion, we need to fight it, with medicine, cryonics, whatever! Best to
Sasha's Family

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