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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisa View Post
    the question another might ask is "why her? and not me?"
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    Nay don't want to be her.... too famous.

    The thing is, some ppl will think why she die when her future seemed so bright and wonderful and everything, why do they still live when there seemed to be nothing to live for. And some might even think their families would be better off if they are no longer in this world.

    Anyway there is just so many what if and why...
    Why and why indeed.

    Anyway regarding the death of the 28 yr old. I seriously think it is over-reported.

    If it were say, a fellow singaporean, 60 year old old-man called Lim Ah Siao.

    The papers would probably just give it a day's worth and that'll probably be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g-khoo View Post
    Why and why indeed.

    Anyway regarding the death of the 28 yr old. I seriously think it is over-reported.

    If it were say, a fellow singaporean, 60 year old old-man called Lim Ah Siao.

    The papers would probably just give it a day's worth and that'll probably be it.
    agreed.
    and it just so happened that she is the 1st victim of terrorism in sg.
    this goes to show that terrorism is global and it can happen to anyone around the world.

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    Do-It-Yourself Depression Remedies

    By Howard Levy, M.D. - Posted on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, 5:05 pm


    Treatment of depression often involves multiple and different strategies. For some patients, a few simple home remedies are all that's needed. But even those who need counseling and/or medications will benefit from these do-it-yourself techniques:

    Exercise. The fatigue and poor motivation brought on by depression can make it very hard to get up and get moving, so resuming or increasing your former exercise program—or beginning a new one—may be difficult at first. However, the rewards should come quickly. The increased blood flow, breathing rate, and muscle use associated with exercise will improve energy levels during the day and result in more restful sleep overnight.

    Even more importantly, exercise causes the release of chemicals called endorphins in the brain. Endorphins elevate the mood and increase energy levels. They are the source of the "runner's high"—a state of euphoria that endurance athletes experience after a sustained period of exertion. Think of endorphins as your own natural antidepressants.

    And, of course, exercise has additional benefits beyond treating depression. High on the list is reducing the risks of diabetes, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease. Burning calories while exercising can also help you combat the tendency towards weight gain that's associated with both depression itself and with several prescription antidepressant medications.

    One trick for overcoming inertia and beginning an exercise regimen is to simply make a schedule of exercise time, and commit to doing a specific activity during that time. Start with 20 to 30 minutes 3 times per week, and then try to build towards 45 to 60 minutes every day. If it helps you, try thinking of exercise as a prescription from your doctor to treat depression. It also helps if you can find one or more types of physical activity that you enjoy, or at least don't dislike too much.

    Laughter. The simple act of laughing also releases endorphins, thus treating depression. Of course, being depressed can make it very hard to laugh, so this may not be practical advice in the early stages of treating severe depression. But as soon as you're able to, going out of your way to find funny things and experience some good, hearty laughter is seriously helpful!

    Light. It is well known that the shorter days of winter are associated with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in many people, and worsen symptoms in those with chronic depression. Increasing your exposure to natural sunlight will help elevate your mood right away, and regular light therapy can be very beneficial for treating depression. If you've made the commitment to exercise as part of a depression management program, try to schedule at least some of your activity outdoors in the daytime. The winter months can be a challenge, but creative scheduling and some really warm clothes will help a lot. If getting outdoors isn't practical, the next best thing is to spend as much time as possible in front of a big window that lets in a lot of light.

    Another option is artificial sunlight. There are several companies that market lamps specifically for treating depression, SAD, and low mood. These special lights can be ordered directly on the Internet, and are available in just about every price range. I suggest placing the light next to your bed and plugging it into a timer. Have it turn on about 10 minutes before you plan to wake up, and lie in bed under the light for about half an hour or so every day. Artificial sunlight is a great idea even if you already get time outdoors and/or window exposure during the day.

    Attitude. For many people, depression is caused or worsened by a variety of stressful or sad thoughts and situations. Resisting or denying a diagnosis of depression can become yet another source of stress, and actually worsen your symptoms. Failing to accomplish desired or necessary tasks, a common problem in depressed people, often makes things worse, too.

    Try to take stock of your current abilities and limitations—what you can do now, not what you used to be able to do—and then set out some specific, modest goals. Just getting a few things accomplished can help to reduce stress, and that will help improve the depression.

    Also, consider whether worrying about things beyond your control is productive or helpful to you. Perhaps the best way to summarize the importance of attitude is with the serenity prayer:

    God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference


    source :- http://health.yahoo.com/experts/your...emedies/print/

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    I think the problem is, kids now days have very little self worth. They are too influenced by the media and that warps their thinking... think of it, do people in the 20s/30s/40s right now have this kind of thinking? No.

    The other thing is, parents are spoiling their kids too much, which in turn cause their kids to have the care-less attitude towards lots of things, including their own life (and parent's heartbreak because of it)

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    the older generation will always say the younger generation have less self-worth. its part of growing old i guess, most older peps know very well where they stand, while the younger generation is still searching.

    the younger 1s are convenient punching bags for the older peps who like to throw their weight around, show who's boss. when got any issue just point fingers at the young 1s loh. lol.
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    I just think there is a need to be more understanding towards everyone and not just the younger generation.

    And trust me! There are plenty of ppl who are thinking about sucide every day and they are just walking among us, hoping that one day some one will sense, if not hear their silent plea for help, or have their lives ended there and then. Don't blame of they do that. The world had changed so much that one's surival had became so important that there is no longer time to be to a listening ear to another human being.

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    its such a taboo, most who open up gets for 'coming clean'. its an embarrassment for those close to the sufferers, not helping to cope & recover.

    often, the truth is best kept secret. unless the environment is safe for the victims to open up, most chances are, is not. the recent report in papers oni serves to prove a point that local society has little to offer to help those to cope & recover.
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    Just found this from a friend's facebook link... It should make for good reading

    "If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes. I do not want to talk you out of your bad feelings. I am not a therapist or other mental health professional - only someone who knows what it is like to be in pain.

    I don’t know who you are, or why you are reading this page. I only know that for the moment, you’re reading it, and that is good. I can assume that you are here because you are troubled and considering ending your life. If it were possible, I would prefer to be there with you at this moment, to sit with you and talk, face to face and heart to heart. But since that is not possible, we will have to make do with this...."
    Full article here http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/

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