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#51 2005-09-28 10:43:23

ruminator
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From: Carson City, NV
Registered: 2005-02-01
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Re: A Terrible Sadness

I don’t know how best to do this, so I’m just going to report the terrible news that a good friend of ours, Sivert Nielsen (sivni), has passed away… After battling depression and panic disorders for many years, he committed suicide on July 16th.

I’m sitting here a little in shock. I know I’m a bit lagged because I just came across this announcment. This makes me really sad and my heart goes out to Sivni’s family and those in this community who were close to him. It is a hard thing to lose someone close and to lose them to suicide may be even more challenging.

I know a little about Sivert’s struggles, not because I knew him (which is my loss), but because I’m also a depressive. After not knowing what was wrong with me for many years, I finally talked to my doctor and started the process of treatment. I’ve talked a little about my struggles on my weblog, but not much. It never quite seemed the forum for something so personal.

Depression is a deadly disease. We can’t help Sivert now. But, if you know someone who is depressed, support them. Watch out for them, because they can’t always do it for themselves. You can trust me on this, because I know.

I could say more (a lot), but I think this isn’t the time or place. If anyone has questions about what depression feels like from the inside, let me know or we can start another thread. I wanted to get this response in here, in case anyone needs to talk to someone who understands (at least a little). But I don’t want to start a new thread here out of respect for Sivert.

To his family: I’m so sorry. Please accept what little comfort I can add with my words. May Sivert rest in peace.

-=d


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#52 2005-10-04 15:15:46

jayaqt
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Re: A Terrible Sadness

this is just. shocking…


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God bless the moon, and God bless me.

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#53 2005-10-04 21:46:33

zep
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Re: A Terrible Sadness

Some time ago a woman told me: “God gives everybody just as much weight as one can bury.” I got really upset and had a terrible argument. God gives some people too much weight to carry and we cannot understand why. We can’t see any reason in this, but I am sure that people that are so desperate as to end their lives themselves are as welcome to creation as anyone dying by age. It’s us – the human beings that are left after a deed like this – that have to live with this burden. It is our job to come around.
Good bye! Fare well.

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#54 2005-10-08 12:26:49

keith
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From: Blyth, Northumberland, England
Registered: 2004-12-08
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Re: A Terrible Sadness

What sad news this is.

I was always touched by the frankness and openness with which he spoke of his illness – extraordinarily brave of him to do so – and it’d be nice to think that it helped him just a bit, to have been able to share his struggles through his blog.

My deepest sympathies to his friends and family.


Keith
Blyth, Northumberland, England
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#55 2005-10-16 02:11:20

thebombsite
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From: Exmouth, England
Registered: 2004-08-24
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Re: A Terrible Sadness

I have now opened up a little something I’ve been preparing over at TextGarden.


Stuart

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Telling the Truth is Revolutionary.

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#56 2005-10-16 08:27:36

jstubbs
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From: Hong Kong
Registered: 2004-12-13
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Re: A Terrible Sadness

Nice job. Why not also place all of Sivni’s templates on the front page, in whichever category they go.

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#57 2005-10-16 16:17:46

thebombsite
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Re: A Terrible Sadness

Indeed. Thank you. Just trying to get evrything up-to-date. That will follow plus downloads.


Stuart

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Telling the Truth is Revolutionary.

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#58 2005-12-17 21:12:14

Alex McKee
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From: Gloucester, UK
Registered: 2005-12-17
Posts: 59
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Re: A Terrible Sadness

Very very late, thanks to Sivert for his wonderful templates, which I have used many times. Shocked to hear this, only found out when I looked on textgarden and saw the link “Sivert L Neilson.”

:-( Condolences to his family.

Last edited by Alex McKee (2005-12-17 21:12:44)

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#59 2006-07-20 07:35:32

alexandra
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From: Cologne, Germany
Registered: 2004-04-02
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Re: A Terrible Sadness

In memory of Sivert Nielsen, sekhu and me wrote an article on TXP Mag: Battling Depression

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