Thousands Walk To Raise Suicide Awareness

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Annual Out of the Darkness overnight walk drew nearly 2,000 participants on June 9th in San Francisco. The event included survivors of suicide loss, those with depression and other mental illnesses, as well as suicide prevention advocates. The 2012 Overnight has raised $2.3 million.Β  I’m posting this because I haven’t really seen any other focuses on the even and … Continue reading Thousands Walk To Raise Suicide Awareness

Kelly Clarkson Reveals Her ‘Dark Side’

My oh my has she toned down. Kelly’s looking different, if not fresh faced in her latest music video for the new single ‘Dark Side.’ The song channels the painful things some people tend to hide, or maybe not hide but that those on the outside tend to not pick up on it. The words are thought-provoking, but to me, the song and video sounds … Continue reading Kelly Clarkson Reveals Her ‘Dark Side’

Domestic Abuse, infidelity & An Unusual Family

Jdramas surely know how to stir up ones emotions when they get intense, andΒ Kare, Otto, Otoko Tomodachi was no exception. This series was my first to watch since the start of the new year, and I’m more than satisfied with what I’ve been given. It was only eight episodes lasting about forty minutes each and I stayed up all night watching the entire thing. At first, I was sort of skeptical with how I might receive this drama, due to the fact that two of the daughters portrayed whorish behavior, and the eldest was trapped in a violent marriage that I couldn’t save her from. However, once each character was broken down and the audience got to analyze them individually, you could see the causes behind their behavior and the kind of life they built for themselves.

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For Thought: 17 year old abused by stepfather

While catching up on Jamaica Star’s latest reports, I came across a story in the Dear Pastor section. Apparently, a 17 year old was being sexually abused by her stepfather and her mother did nothing about it even though she told her. So the story starts out like this, the teen says she’s dating a 27 year old whom her stepfather doesn’t like (jeez I wonder why). On two occasions while she was at home alone with her stepfather, he raped her then threatened her not to tell anyone. It was after the second assault that she finally developed the strength to tell her mother, but unfortunately Continue reading “For Thought: 17 year old abused by stepfather”