Ain’t The Way To Die

 

If you haven’t already been moved by this video and the incredible message behind it, I implore you to follow the link below and learn more.  I’ve been on a bit of a morbid “kick” lately, if you will, but these are things that must be talked about and not ignored the way that they are.  Please check it out, share it, and don’t hesitate to start discussing your own end of life wishes with your loved ones.
Read more: http://zdoggmd.com/aint-the-way-to-die/

With Love,
Mj ❤

One-Third Of Veterans In Backlog For VA Health Care Already Dead: Report

Photo Courtesy of: The Washington Times

Photo Courtesy of: The Washington Times

What a disgrace!! These brave men and women who are FORTUNATE enough to make it back home after their tour of duty should be treated like ROYALTY, not like something to be swept under the rug. The way that our current Government disrespects and ignores our war Veterans is utterly deplorable… Continue reading

Knowing How Doctors Die Can Change End-Of-Life Discussions

“Nora Zamichow says if she and her husband, Mark Saylor, had known how doctors die, they might have made different treatment decisions for him toward the end of his life.” ~Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Morning to you all!  It has been a while since I’ve posted anything (just as I foretold,) but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this article with you.

Have you ever had one of those moments in life when a photo, an article, a sound or a taste somehow resonates with you on a deeper or spiritual level, so much so that you end up unearthing a well full of gut-wrenching emotions that you thought you no longer had the capacity to feel?  That is basically where I am right now.  I am at the bottom of my well. Continue reading

A Photographer Took 12 Stunning Pictures To Capture How Depression And Anxiety Can Feel.

Live or Die“I’m afraid to live and I’m afraid to die.  What a way to exist.”

(Photo and caption by Katie Crawford.)

Morning everyone!

I think the most difficult part of finding my way during my battle with suicidal depression has been trying to explain how I feel.  I believe that, in a way, there really is not a word that adequately describes the anguish that you feel when you’re being destroyed from the inside out by an intangible force. Continue reading

Analyzing Law Enforcement Deaths: What’s Missing from These Statistics?

A grim but fitting topic this week. As someone who has fought depression and suicide first-hand, I can only imagine the amounts of pain and suffering our Officers are subjected to on a daily basis. Departments need to do more to help Officers maintain their mental health and well being.

Read on,

Mj ♡

e-Roll Call Magazine

Stress

In the past decade, 1,553 law enforcement officers died in reported duty deaths. That is an average of one duty death every 58 hours or an average of 150 duty deaths per year.

How can departments analyze this data to help them determine and implement strategies to attempt to reduce the number of duty deaths?

First of all, it’s difficult to get a comprehensive picture of duty deaths because each reporting agency categorizes them differently. The data below came from several sources in order to analyze law enforcement duty deaths over the past decade.

Law Enforcement Deaths 2004 – 2014 (to date)
Aircraft Accidents: 25
Auto Accidents (Cruiser): 448
Assault: 9
Bicycle Accidents: 3
Boating Accidents: 3
Bomb-Related Incidents: 6
Drowned: 21
Electrocuted: 4
Fall: 23
Horse- Related Incidents: 1
Law Enforcement Related Illness: 192
Motorcycle Crashes: 72
Poisoned: 1
Shot (all types of firearms): 568
Stabbed: 14
Strangled: 1

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The Dangers of De-Policing — Will Cops Just Stand Down?

Photo Courtesy of:   EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Photo Courtesy of: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Hey all, I just wanted to share another post that really resonated with me and the times that we find ourselves in.  Please continue to pray for our men and women in blue as they put their lives on the line daily for our city and cities across the world. Continue reading