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two years today since we lost the beautiful Olivia.
Tuesday 3rd April 2012 was a night overcome with grief. Warren and Kellie Penpraze made the impossible decision to turn off their daughters life support after her attempted suicide the previous Thursday which resulted in their daughter being declared brain dead.
While being an inpatient at a Melbourne Psychiatric Clinic Olivia managed to hang herself while under the supervised care and watch of trained nurses and psychiatrists.
Olivia, their nineteen year old daughter had suffered from Psychotic Depression, Anxiety (generalised, social and mild separation), Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociation Identity Disorder, EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder for many years, which led to countless suicide attempts and many, many self-inflicted injuries.
What caused this, you ask? Years and years of bullying, little snide comments building up over the years, until the day it becomes too much, and turns a person’s own mind into their biggest enemy. Though the bullying did contribute to Olivia’s multiple diagnosis’ and low self-esteem, there are allegations of a trauma in her past that caused her to develop psychosis.
Olivia became so entrapped by her psychosis, so much so that, she became best friends with a young girl of her own imagination, who she named ‘Bree’. Bree was her companion, and suffered with Olivia. Olivia was often ‘attacked’ by the ‘evil people’, who, to us, are not real, but they were very real to Olivia. She often felt them trying to kill her, strangling her, and punching her, pinching at her skin and calling her fat, telling her to die.
Olivia heard the pleas of her friends, she heard them tell her she was beautiful and precious, but with the ‘evil people’ in tow, she could not believe them, could not fathom how she would ever be anything more than worthless. Towards the end, Olivia could not see the hundreds of messages of love, only the negative ones, real or imaginary. R.I.P beautiful, your evil people cant hurt you now ~Lauren
That’s my article. I wrote that. I appreciate that you posted it. But please credit it. I originally posted it on the help blog I created: our-angel-olivia.tumblr.com after her parents read and approved the article.
I miss you Livvy. I miss you so much. Rest easy beautiful girl.
On June 11th 1963, Thích Quảng Đức, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, sat down in the middle of a busy intersection in Saigon, covered himself in gasoline and he then ignited a match, and set himself on fire. Đức burned to death in a matter of minutes, and he was immortalized in a famous photograph taken by a reporter who was in Vietnam in order to photograph the war. All those who saw this spectacle were taken by the fact that Duc did not make a sound while burning to death. Đức was protesting President Ngô Đình Diệm’s administration for oppressing the Buddhist religion.
This why I stopped fucking with religion
The shit people do for religion
Do you know what’s cool about this? After he was burned the only remains left upon his ashes was crystallized pearls called sairas. They are believed to be the remains of the Buddhist wisdom in containment, or how my family calls it the crystallized heart. It hold knowledge, teachings, compassion, all in a form of a crystal or a pearl. In this monk’s instance, was special… When he burned his heart remained intact. He was even re-cremated and the heart still remained. The heart is considered to be holy, it was actually kept in the Xa Loi Pagoda. The heart itself what he was trying to illuminate in our minds, is to have compassion, to stop the fighting. He did not try to harm others to show them the way. I just simply find this remarkable.
"We’re not cowards who’re gonna take it lying down either. We’re Fairy Tail!"