Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Choking Game

Everywhere I look, it's "the choking game"-this or "the choking game"-that. I remember "the choking game" from my own childhood, back when it was called "choking."

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Blogger Loni said...

Last reported there were 500 deaths in 2004 of this "choking game". Kids think nothing will hurt them - this is not a drug - just one time, etc. My son was one of them. He was only 16. And despite losing him and going through this awful pain, yes I am so thankful to have had him - to have loved him - than not having him at all. He was a "good kid". He would have never tried drugs. He loved life - loved his 9 siblings - and most of all loved God. He had compassion for people. But, he learned of a game - this game he lost - lost his life. He tried the "choking game". His 11 year old brother found him hanging. His 15 year old brother cut him down. We are at almost a year since his death, and it's still very hard. This game is dangerous, foolish, and mostly likely WILL cause death. It's not worth the risk. I know. I miss my son.

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11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a bad thing to start doing. It can be addictive. I know that sounds crazy, but I was introduced to this when I was nine, and its years later and I still struggle with it. I started with pillows and pulling cords and 'graduated' to self-hanging. It does give you a high but it isn't worth it. I've been posting on a couple of different blogs, I dont know why, maybe to warn people. Please tell your kids about this, don't let them start. It's hard to believe I could really die....I can't seem to stop. I don't know what's going to happen to me.

1:27 AM  

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