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‘Letting Go’ Official Press Release

Letting Go: Compelling Fictionalized Autobiography Raises Vital Funds & Awareness for Suicide Prevention.

Based on her experiences as a suicide survivor, Carrie Lange’s ‘Letting Go’ hopes to save lives by giving pause to someone who is contemplating suicide, if only long enough for them to reach out for the help they need. With all profits donated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Lange is working voraciously to give thousands the help and support they need to stay alive.

Seattle, WA – Twelve years ago, Carrie Lange learned the gut-wrenching news that her fiancé Dan had committed suicide. Leading to unimaginable grief and her own suicide attempt, Lange has now committed her time and resources to helping others prevent suicide and help grieving survivors find solace. With the release of her gripping new fictionalized autobiography, Lange has embarked on a bold journey to raise both funds for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and awareness for society’s growing suicide statistics.

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As I read this blog post from Drop Bear Exterminator, I couldn’t help feel I was peeking into the mind of my fiance, Dan, who killed himself several years ago. After he died, many people tried to explain to me what he was probably thinking…why he did it…why anyone does it. But, I still always wondered what was going through his mind. Now, I feel like I have a better understanding. Thank you, Wombat.
If we want to prevent more suicides, it’s important for us to understand the state of mind of a suicidal person. We think what they do is illogical, but they have their own logic. And unfortunately, the logic of a suicidal mind is often very strong.

Drop Bear Exterminator

(Note: This is not my current frame of mind)

I wish I hadn’t woke up this morning. I wish that I would just not wake up. Can I stay asleep longer? I can’t feel the misery when I’m asleep. Sleep has run away though. 

I don’t want to keep going. I just don’t have it in me to be good enough for the world. I want it all to just disappear. I can’t keep coping with what’s being thrown at me. I can’t live up to everyone’s expectations. The world would be better off without a person like me in it.

I’m sure I have a knife sharp enough to slit my throat. But it’s kind of messy, I don’t want to make a big mess. It’s not fair to whoever needs to clean it up. Maybe if I did it in the shower? Then it would be easy. If…

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Why Do People Commit Suicide?

Why do people commit suicide? We’ve been asking the question for as long as sentient man can remember, perhaps even longer. But what is the answer?

Depression? Fear? Pain? Desperation? Sheer panic?

Are these answers? If so, why is there a question mark at the end of each ‘answer’?

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Every 14 minutes, someone in the U.S. dies by suicide. These statistics are staggering, yet remain hidden and not discussed. But the statistics still don’t answer the question, “Why do people commit suicide?”

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