We lost another one

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  1. Mikey P
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    My wife's sisters boyfriend's son, whom she helped raise for 10 or so years, did the same yesterday..
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    jeez!
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    Man that's awful!
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    Can't but help wonder if this isn't contributing to suicides....

  5. Radar Foster
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    No doubt Meg

    " wonderful life" people do exist


    But they rarely share their every move on Facebook
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    @Mikey P ....I'm wondering about adding a speaker for future MikeysFest to talk about stress management, depression, addictions and other things in our industry are inflicted with. It is something many in our industry deal with and there are never sessions on this type of thing that people could benefit from. I think you could tap in to this and do a great service to many. Just a thought.....
  7. steve_64
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    A guy I clean d for just killed himself a few weeks ago. I was wondering why the cops and ambulance was at his house.
  8. Radar Foster
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    Are you goobers really playing a game of Suicide Topper Stories?
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    I had Abe Vagota and Zaa Za in the dED pool.....for a long time. ....

    Now it's Kirk Douglas. ..
    Hugh Hefner and Charles Mansion. ...
    Although Rev Billy Graham....running a close third......

    I should be there sum where
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  10. Jim Pemberton
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    Our industry is a microcosm of the world, with all of the above issues. But being that we are independent self starters, small business owners have a more difficult time recognizing we can't always solve painful life challenges alone.

    A nice suggestion Meg
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    Gawwwd what pussies are in this industry? MAN up. Grow a pair.
    :winky:

    Probably a good idea. This industry has inherent stressors, winter slow season, plentiful competition, price conscious consumers, family financial burden, marketing/business building, unanticipated equipment repairs, balancing family time.
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    Hey....I made it thru plenty sparse winters
    .and look.im Ok..
    !
  13. Desk Jockey
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    Proof help is needed. Look how fooked up you are. :winky:
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    idk this winter you guys speak of.. I'd love a break throughout the year if you ask me..:lol:
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    I'm still mad about Robin Williams. I get mad every time I see something printed about him and how he suffered from depression and how troubled he was. Just pisses me off. I was a huge fan of his and when he killed homself, I just couldn't believe it. Here was a guy that seemed to have everything, and it wasn't enough for him.

    I lost almost everything. When I started my business I was starting over with practically nothing. I had also gone through some other personal losses that nearly destroyed me, yet somehow I pulled through and carried on.

    I don't know what my point is here, but I'm still pissed at Robin Williams.
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    I've always been pissed at Robin Williams.................. he wasn't funny but still got work.


    but depression isn't cured by having more shit
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    An "grasshopper" Caine strung his sef up by his gonads in a closet. ....
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    I've seen no relationship between money and mental health. Not being able to pay bills or care for your family isn't going to make anyone happy, but true depression isn't cured by fame or fortune, as Mr Williams proves too well.

    I'm no wiser than the next guy. It's just 40 years of spending a lot of time with the owners of small family businesses has shown me too many sad stories, but also a lot of happy ones to be fair.

    The video Meg shared is worth listening to.
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    .the independent carpet cleaners are a special breed...endurance runners to a fault.....
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    funny fred....
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