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Transgender – Suicide is Painless

There was a time I played this video over and over. Things happened in my life that I was, and still am, so grateful for. I was found by persons on another continent, family, who loved me for the person I really was. My being transgender didn’t make me a freak, a pervert, someone to keep the children away from. They had been looking for me for a long,long time: both in Europe and the US. Sounds really good doesn’t it? So what was my response to this?

I wanted to kill myself.

They saw me as someone worthy of love, someone to include in their lives. Someone to clean the house and get things ready for when I went to visit them and stay for awhile. Someone to buy “special” food for and cook for. Someone to love. And THAT is what introduced the suicidality.

They loved me more than I loved myself.

Fortunately, I had the where-with-all to listen to my European family, my friends, and others and GET HELP. I got a therapist, set up a suicide prevention plan, and pledged to do the work I had to do so that I could return the love they and others had for me. In short:

I knew I could be loved and I was not afraid.

It is now over a year since I started getting my life in order. And I feel SO MUCH BETTER. This blog is the result of my new lease on life. Instead of wanting to die and checking out ways to do it, I want to live and do what I can to help others live, and thrive, and become their true selves. I want to make the world a better place for all humanity. THIS is what I have been called to do by my Higher Power, who told me point blank:

I have work for you to do here. Then, I will call you home.

Marching orders.❤️

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http://youtu.be/FCEae29j41w

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Chemical Addiction

‘Looked Like One of Our Zombie Movies’: ‘Unprecedented’ Spice Overdose Epide mic Strikes Florida | TheBlaze.com. (MEDPAGE TODAY)

There is some “synthetic marijuana” going around in Florida that turns users into “zombies” and presents a major health hazard. Called “spice” it disables consumers to the point where they can’t stay awake or even speak. Overdoses, as with any unknown or uncontrolled substance, could be fatal.

Use of cannibus is illegal in Florida. There is a defense for medical usage that can be used in court, if arrested. I do not know if such a defense would apply to the young people in this article. I doubt it.

For most of us older adults who lived through the hippy days in a daze quite a few times, the concept of a “recreational” drug just doesn’t compute. My state of residence has legalized marijuana, but whether or not the synthetic stuff is legal here I could care less. But the genie is out of the bottle now and situations like this will only increase.

–Taken from MEDPAGE TODAY

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/03/20/looked-like-one-of-our-zombie-movies-unprecedented-spice-overdose-epidemic-strikes-florida/

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Chemical Addiction

Type II Diabetes: Marijuana Use and Possible Risk for Prediabetes

Endocrinology Advisor on September 16, 2015 published the report linked to below. Considering

1. the vast diversity of marijuana available,

2. the diversity of users, former users, and nonusers studied,

3. the existence of prediabetic indicators (but no diabetic indicators),

4. and the fact that this study is at odds with prior research,

raises uncertainty about an actual relationship between marijuana use and prediabetes.

http://www.endocrinologyadvisor.com/marijuana-use-prediabetes-type-2-diabetes/article/438990/
Can Marijuana Use Increase Prediabetes Risk?

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Drug Addicted Children

Collateral Damage. That’s how Timothy McVeigh referred to the children killed and maimed in the Oklahoma Bombing in 1995. Some of these grown adult survivors now probably have PTSD that can be traced back to this incident in their childhoods.

Children in war zones are also collateral damage: being traumatized and suffering from PTSD from witnessing things that no person should ever experience. The fortunate ones and their families can leave and take their chances as refugees. Europe is the destination of hundreds of thousands of traumatized persons fleeing war zones and oppressive regimes. Going back home, for many of them, is not an option.

What do you do if you can’t leave? Sucking it up and getting strung out seems to be a common (the only?) way. Shit is cheaper than food and pain medications, if they are available. Watch the video.

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http://youtu.be/fVK54h-fLXU

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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think | Johann Hari

Chemical dependence is the sad reality for many LGBTIQA persons. This book review sheds a different light on the War on Drugs than that promoted by many who are entrenched in Big Government and Law Enforcement. In my own family I have seen what loneliness, fear, and rejection can do to the heart and mind–preparing the way for a quick death or the ongoing suicide of chemical addiction.

havehttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/the-real-cause-of-addicti_b_6506936.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

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