Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Sorry about this but more doom and gloom

Today I found out that a young guy that Dazza had taken under his wing many moons ago committed suicide last week and his funeral is on Friday.

It makes me cry as he was such a nice kid. Originally we knew the family as his father used to go to Dazza's work and just hang around. He was an alcoholic but a real nice guy. Dazza would take is son Steve motocross riding and although his father was an alcoholic, Steve never wanted for anything. His parents spoilt him rotten. Then unfortunately his parents relationships started to take a turn for the worst and they separated.

Still we would have Steve come over and Dazza would really support him. Steve's father committed suicide by jumping in front of a train about 10 years ago. Steve was devastated as you could imagine as he loved his dad dearly. Over the years Steve had seemed to be pulling through but we then got word that he had gotten into drugs and was in hospital in the phsc ward. Dazza went to see him a few times to see if he could help. By this time I think his family thought Dazza was the only one that may have been able to help him. Unfortunately this was not the case, no one but Steve could help himself. He lost most of his friends and his girlfriend couldn't sit around and watch him kill himself slowly with the drugs so she too left.

Steve was about 23 years of age when he tragically took his own life last Wednesday. I don't know if he was alone, drugged, drunk, upset, lonely or even meaning to kill himself but that is just what he did. He had so much to live for, he was such a good looking smart kid that could do anything if he put his mind to it. But that is not to be. I am sad that another young person has ended their life as they didn't know that they had the love and support of others and if they did know, they didn't know how to use it.

On telling my nephew of this news tonight, he started to cry, he also knew Steve as a young guy, he too has trouble with his own situation and hope like hell that I will not have to deal with the same situation with him. He has started to following the the drug direction just like his own father. God help me get the strength to bring him back before it is too late for him too.


Kristy said...

Sue that's awful. It's sad that anyone thinks they need to kill themselves. My mother had a friend in his 60 or 70's who used to help her round the home etc shoot himself. It really upset her as she never suspected anything. She then started asking herself questions of why she didn't do this or that, but sometimes you just can't tell.

My thoughts are with you and Dazza. You are really going through a tough time at the moment. Things can only get better :)

Take care

Livy said...

Suicide is just so awful. The school captain at our school killed himself when I was in Grade 11. He was brilliant, good looking, drove his own car, and came for a traditional happy home. Nobody knows why he did it. It featured on 60 minutes years ago.
I am so sorry you have had to go through this. These people feel that there is no other solution. They dont' want to die. They just want the pain to go away, and they don't know how to make it. So sad. My Mum has had many attempts, whereby I have been there to see if she was ok. My flatmate for a year or so, drank a whole bottle of draino, and my very own sister took a bottle of valium and washed it down with a UDL can. She ended up in the phyciatric ward of the local hospital. I am here if you need to talk.

Cherub said...

Sorry to hear that sad news.