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    Head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania dies by suicide

    Head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania dies by suicide

    Gregory Eells became director of counseling and psychological services at the University of Pennsylvania in March.

    The executive director of counseling and psychological services at the University of Pennsylvania died by suicide Monday morning in Philadelphia, officials said.

    Gregory Eells became the head of the department at UPENN in March.
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    Since the earlier post was about a 'clergyman' in CA, I doubt there is any common element in the air or water between these two sorry guys.

    I can't recall the titles offhand but these stories concern people getting so close to the problem that their only out is to off themselves. I'll have to dust off my copies of Poe & Lovecraft to check on that.

    Close enough on first pass: Poe:

    The Imp of the Perverse
    Procrastination and confession

    A great little 5 page story about human nature. The narrator talks about how we can stand on the edge of a cliff, knowing it will be suicide to jump off, yet we wonder what it would be like.
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    Re: Head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania dies by suicide

    That is ironic.

    Sad

    But definitely ironic.
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    Re: Head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania dies by suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania dies by suicide

    Gregory Eells became director of counseling and psychological services at the University of Pennsylvania in March.

    The executive director of counseling and psychological services at the University of Pennsylvania died by suicide Monday morning in Philadelphia, officials said.

    Gregory Eells became the head of the department at UPENN in March.
    ================================================== =
    Since the earlier post was about a 'clergyman' in CA, I doubt there is any common element in the air or water between these two sorry guys.

    I can't recall the titles offhand but these stories concern people getting so close to the problem that their only out is to off themselves. I'll have to dust off my copies of Poe & Lovecraft to check on that.

    Close enough on first pass: Poe:

    The Imp of the Perverse
    Procrastination and confession

    A great little 5 page story about human nature. The narrator talks about how we can stand on the edge of a cliff, knowing it will be suicide to jump off, yet we wonder what it would be like.
    Executive director, sounds like an administrator to me, not a clinician. Do notice that there is no MD or PhD attached to his name. Administrative directors deal with budgets, hiring, personnel issues, etc. They aren't mental health experts.

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    Re: Head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania dies by suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania dies by suicide

    Gregory Eells became director of counseling and psychological services at the University of Pennsylvania in March.

    The executive director of counseling and psychological services at the University of Pennsylvania died by suicide Monday morning in Philadelphia, officials said.

    Gregory Eells became the head of the department at UPENN in March.
    ================================================== =
    Since the earlier post was about a 'clergyman' in CA, I doubt there is any common element in the air or water between these two sorry guys.

    I can't recall the titles offhand but these stories concern people getting so close to the problem that their only out is to off themselves. I'll have to dust off my copies of Poe & Lovecraft to check on that.

    Close enough on first pass: Poe:

    The Imp of the Perverse
    Procrastination and confession

    A great little 5 page story about human nature. The narrator talks about how we can stand on the edge of a cliff, knowing it will be suicide to jump off, yet we wonder what it would be like.
    For goodness's sake, this is so depressing. Condolences to this man's friends and family.
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    Re: Head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania dies by suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    That is ironic.

    Sad

    But definitely ironic.
    Often the best counselors are the ones with first hand experience of what their clients are going through.

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    Re: Head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania dies by suicide

    Suicide in the Bible

    Suicide in the Bible

    Is suicide a sin? Many people assume the Bible condemns taking one’s own life. However, even a careful reader will search in vain for any explicit prohibition of self-killing in the Bible.
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    Re: Head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania dies by suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Suicide in the Bible

    Suicide in the Bible

    Is suicide a sin? Many people assume the Bible condemns taking one’s own life. However, even a careful reader will search in vain for any explicit prohibition of self-killing in the Bible.
    Well, like slavery, it should be a sin. But I am no longer religious, nor was I ever a Christian.

    But if believing that suicide is a sin is what stops someone from committing suicide, good on Christianity.
    Itís in the small things that the rot starts. Do the wrong thing once, itís easier to do it again. Do the individualistic thing once, it is easy to do it again.

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    Re: Head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania dies by suicide

    suicide is awful. take care of your mental health as best you can, and never feel ashamed about seeking help.

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