Posted by MiMi Huckelson (+43) 11 years ago
I heard something about i suicide out by the art center last night? anyone know if its true? We dont need anything more in this town like that.
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Posted by Michele (+199) 11 years ago
yes, but it was a 35 yr old male (name withheld) and at spotted eagle I believe. A friend of ours was close to his family. He left behind a 12 yr old boy. Another friend reminded me today that Miles City is the highest suicide rate in America by population and Montana is ranked third as a state!

[This message has been edited by Michele (9/18/2010)]

[This message has been edited by Michele (9/18/2010)]
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Posted by luvlife (+291) 11 years ago
This is really sad...my heart goes out to his son.
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Posted by polar bear (+515) 11 years ago
Michelle, do you have a link showing that? I am quite interested in the topic..
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Posted by RA (+642) 11 years ago
Polar:

Here is some reading that you might find interesting....some of the stats are given on Page 10:

http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/a...deplan.pdf
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Posted by polar bear (+515) 11 years ago
Thanks. This information is very useful.
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Posted by Mrs. P (+359) 11 years ago
The boy is not 12 years old. He is younger and is handling things very well considering the circumstances. His family hopes that you will keep them in your prayers as the go through this rough time. And please remember if you ever have a doubt about a love one a suicide talk to them, be there for them, help them...don't sit back and do nothing.
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Posted by cubby (+2644) 11 years ago
So does any one have a name yet?
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Posted by Kacey (+3153) 11 years ago
The boy is in shock. He will need people to be there for him even more when the shock wears off. It could be a week, a month or three. Everyone's different. As for asking who it is, it doesn't matter as far as praying for the family. God knows who they are.

If the family is reading this, know you are in my prayers.
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Posted by C.Kee (+370) 11 years ago
Could you just write the first letter of his first name. Thanks.
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Posted by polar bear (+515) 11 years ago
Is there a reason the name is not released?
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Posted by Bruce Helland (+592) 11 years ago
Maybe to respect the privacy of the survivors.....
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Posted by TS (+23) 11 years ago
Suicide is not a joke people. This has affected the family greatly and this little boy. Until they are ready to release the name or the family personally tells you, it is none of your business. Please give them the respect they deserve to grieve anonymously over this tragic loss until they are ready to share any information.
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Posted by polar bear (+515) 11 years ago
You mean the obituary will never be in the paper there? Out here suicides are in the obituaries and their names are given. I saw one recently that I found profound: "Marcus lost his battle with bipolar on September 10, 2010".
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Posted by Kacey (+3153) 11 years ago
Polar Bear,

NO one said the obituary won't be in the paper. The family just wants time to inform their relatives. They don't want it gossipped about here on milescity.com.

For someone who supposedly works with mental health you should understand that the family needs time. It's up to them when they post it in the paper, when they write an obituary,etc.

WHY are people so eager to get the scoop on such a horrible tragedy? Put yourself in their place. They have more than enough to deal with at the moment.
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Posted by Patty O. (+226) 11 years ago
REALLY...write the first letter of his first name?? How is that going to help you? Besides gossip about who it is? Leave the family alone and give them the time they deserve to get throught this horrible time in their life. It will be in the paper in due time until than you will have wait!
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Posted by polar bear (+515) 11 years ago
I guess it is different here. Death notices are published within 24 hours and then obits within 72. I am not trying to be insensitive, but I don't understand why this is different than any other death. It is nothing to be ashamed of..
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Posted by HPS (+48) 11 years ago
So they can contact the family. I think that would be a good idea. Our prayers go out to the family.
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Posted by Patty O. (+226) 11 years ago
The insensitive part is asking for the first letter of his name!
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Posted by luvlife (+291) 11 years ago
Polar bear, why the extreme urgency in this? If this were your family would you want a bunch on nosey people trying to get the very latest on something so devastating???

I guess i just do not get it...let it go and give the family some respect and privacy.

My thoughts and prayers go out this family.
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Posted by Smiley (+853) 11 years ago
Death of any kind has always intrigued people for years. Look at the top websites listed here, stevenson and sons is first. I can understand the curiosity, especially in a town where everyone knows everyone. I feel for this family, and I hope there privacy is respected until they are ready to share their loss with a town who cares for them.
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Posted by polar bear (+515) 11 years ago
Also, with such a high suicide rate in such a tiny town, it is also about who it is not. People don't like to wonder if family and friends are safe or not.
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Posted by luvlife (+291) 11 years ago
Be curious...be intrigued...whatever...but at the same time...be understanding!

To keep repeatedly asking for info...especially a first letter to the name of the person?!?! Wheres the respect?

In a small town...one won't have to wonder very long..it will be in the paper tomorrow nite!!!!

If it is a friend or family member of yours or whomevers...i'm sure you would of been notified!!!

What the heck does Stevenson's and Son's being listed on the top of this list have anything to do with this?!?!

Give it a rest all ready!
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Posted by NicoleB (+188) 11 years ago
Wow! Someone has just ended their life and all anyone can do is fight with one another. I lost a loved one last year to suicide and the last thing I was worried about was what was being posted on MilesCity.com. I wanted more than ever to have my friends and loved ones their to comfort me and it wasn't easy to contact everyone that needed to be contacted, and even then friends that really needed to know didn't find out till later on and I felt bad for that. I do know who it was, and my prayers are with the family especially his son, but hopefully you all will understand that it is more disrespectful to be fighting back and forth about this whole subject. This is after all Miles City and all you need to do is make a phone call to a few friends and you can find anything out.
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Posted by luvlife (+291) 11 years ago
Thank you Nicole~god bless you and all involved.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17661) 11 years ago
So whose the stiff?
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Posted by Smiley (+853) 11 years ago
Gunnar
..too soon...too soon.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4454) 11 years ago
C'mon, Gunnar!

WHO'S the stiff?
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Posted by Bruce Helland (+592) 11 years ago
After all, Gunnar is a college grad-u-ate
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15076) 11 years ago
A "gore-digger" if memory serves me well.
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Posted by snookie (+236) 11 years ago
Gunnar, you sicken me!! This was not a "stiff". It was a human being that for whatever reason, decided that life was too much to bear. Think of what the family is going through. What if it was your loved one. Would you want people talking about it like you are? Have some compassion and don't judge. It is a sad, sad thing that this happened. You are a circling vulture!
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Posted by Bridgier (+9297) 11 years ago
On the other hand, it's been several days since the incident, and neither the star nor the Gazette have put up a death notice.

If the "35 year old male" part of the story is accurate, then it's probably somebody I went to school with, and an update at this point probably wouldn't be inappropriate.
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Posted by cubby (+2644) 11 years ago
I will just tell every one then his name was William Sickveland. Not sure if the spelling is right?
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Posted by J Wilson (+161) 11 years ago
Check Stevenson and Sons website. They have someone on there that is 33 that died. Probably the person everyone is talking about.
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Posted by Chad Collins (+135) 11 years ago
Gunnar, you're a disrespectful piece of ****.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17661) 11 years ago
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Posted by Patty O. (+226) 11 years ago
Wow Gunnar...that was very disrespectful! Let's hope nothing like this hahppens in your family.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9297) 11 years ago
That's too bad - yet another suicide from the class of '95.
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Posted by Levi and Destiny (+174) 11 years ago
Having a brother who took his own life just seven years ago on the 16th, I understand this families pain!! Please continue to pray for them and respect them, not everyone grieves the same!! It's to bad that Miles City has lost so many to suicide!! ~destiny~
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Posted by Sydnee (+177) 11 years ago
so now that people have bitched about knowing a name and fought on milescity.com the name has been released! I hope to hell everyone is happy because i knew the person and i was not informed until the obit came out! Seriously this needs to stop, there are to many rumors and gossip going around on a local website it is sad!

To any of the family members if you are reading all this crap you are in my thoughts and prayers!!
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