this is the best thing that appeared on my dash today
I CANT BREATHE
My best friend lived in California. He tried to take his own life last night and this morning, his heart failed and he didn’t make it. This is the last request that his mother sent me. The only thing that his mother wants is to thank Austin Carlile for keeping her son around for so long. Please get this around and spread the word. I need to get ahold of Austin Carlile and make sure he knows. Please help me.
R.I.P. Austin Cameron. You were my best friend and I will always love you <3
I will keep reblogging this until it gets around. Please. I owe this to him.
I will reblog this every day.
rest in peace <3
Yahoo is apparently making Tumblr more family friendly by filtering out explicit content. I guarantee that most people that use Tumblr as a coping mechanism for depression, self harm and eating disorders will be shut down as they will see it as pro-mental illness and pro-self destruction. But we don’t promote any of those attitudes, we just suffer from them and we use Tumblr to connect with others that suffer from them too, we offer each other help and support so Yahoo, don’t take that away from us.
8-years ago, CHP Officer Kevin Briggs talked this young man out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
That young man’s name is Kevin Berthia.
Today he is 30 years old and married with 2 children.
This week he presented Officer Briggs with an award on behalf of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The story of how Officer Briggs talked Kevin down is remarkable.
As you can see in the picture, Kevin is literally one step away from jumping to his death. But for more than hour, the officer listened to Kevin pour his heart out about his troubles and told him, “I know you think things are bad, but they can get better.”
Kevin says, “Officer Briggs never made me feel guilty for the situation I was in. He made feel like, I understand why you are here, but there are alternatives”
Kevin is just one of countless lives Briggs has saved over his 23 year career.
Briggs, who was promoted to Sergeant five years ago, is humble about what he does. He says, ”they make the decision, when they step back over that rail it takes a tremendous amount of courage”
I salute Sergeant Briggs!
Photo: The San Francisco Chronicle, John Storey
I highly doubt all the people that liked/ reblogged this are vegan.
I don’t need to be a vegan or vegetarian to be against animal cruelty. I don’t beat my meat before I eat it.
Actually, you do need to be vegan to be against animal cruelty. You don’t love animals if you’re not vegan.
Wow, says who? You?
“You don’t love animals if you’re not vegan.” oh really?
Is this a joke?
Just fuck off.
excuse me .(before i say this i dont care what your lifestyle choise is just that you stop being an arse about it) just because you are a vegan does NOT mean you are better than anyone else! if (the unfertilised therefore containing no living animal) eggs are not taken away from the chickens they will rot and cause the chickens to get ill and will attract insects, if cows are not milked enough then their udders start to ache and they get ill. almost all slaughterhouses kill their animals as painlessly as they can and i realise not all do so and that is cruelty . but don’t go around thinking that people who eat meat or eat dairy products are going around kicking every animal they see. just because you eat meat doesn’t make you a cruel person and just because you are a vegan doesn’t make you some wonderful superhuman so shut the fuck up about how wonderful you all are because you don’t eat animal byproducts
also, as a surprising little note, some people just don’t have the financial resources to go vegan. and others literally cannot do so because their digestive system just can’t handle it.
So before you go and tell people they’re horrible for not being vegan, think about this for a second, then just don’t say anything, cause you don’t know their situation.
this is lovely.
All I can think is those first few comments must be the kind of shit that pisses other vegans off.