[Made Of Fail] Episode 70 – Suicide Is Not Painless

Episode 70 is live!

SHOW NOTES

This is an episode about depression and suicide. It was spurred on by the recent death of Justin “JewWario” Carmical, who took his own life last Thursday night. Given that both George and I suffer from suicidal depression, we felt we needed to talk to our listeners about it. We hope it helps someone, somewhere. -Dayna

The picture above was created by Made Of Fail house artist Benjamin Colón. The quote was from one of Justin’s livestreams, and it is up on YouTube here.

There is a donation drive happening to assist Justin’s widow with funeral expenses and related costs. If you can, please donate here.

Here is Justin’s final video appearance, collaborating with Jonathan Mann of Song A Day (formerly GameJew).

There are many, many resources online if you or someone you love is suicidal. Please remember you are never, ever alone. Please just take a single moment to reach out to someone, anyone:
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ (1-800-273-8255)
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/suicide_help.htm
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/suicide_prevention.htm
http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=urgent_crisis_suicide_prevention
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Resources for those grieving after someone you know has committed suicide:
http://www.suicide.org/suicide-survivors.html
http://www.allianceofhope.org/
http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide

US Helplines:
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale:After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
Child Abuse: 1-800-422-4453

UK Helplines:
Samaritans (for any problem): 08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org
Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem): 08001111
Mind infoline (mental health information): 0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk
Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice): 0300 466 6463 legal@mind.org.uk
b-eat eating disorder support: 0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10:30am-8:30pm and Saturday 1pm-4:30pm) e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk
b-eat youthline (for under 25’s with eating disorders): 08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday 1pm-4:30pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care: 08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk
Frank (information and advice on drugs): 0800776600
Drinkline: 0800 9178282
Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0808 802 9999 1 (open 2-2:30pm 7-9:30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk
Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight
India Self Harm Hotline: 00 08001006614
India Suicide Helpline: 022-27546669
Kids Help Phone (Canada): 1-800-668-6868, Free and available 24/7

We encourage everyone to share your thoughts and memories of Justin, or even your own experiences with mental illness, in the comments. If you want to message us privately, our email is below.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Email us at madeoffailpod@gmail.com, or send us a message on Twitter: @made_of_fail.

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