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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:49 PM

19-year-old gay Jewish man dies by suicide, leaves heartbreaking note

Adam Seef, a 19-year-old gay Jewish man, ended his life earlier this month. He left behind a heartbreaking note about his struggles with anxiety, depression, and navigating the world as a gay man.

Seef, who had just turned 19, was on a vacation with his friends in Israel when he ended his life. Upon hearing the news, many of his friends ended their vacations and flew back to South Africa (where Seef’s family is from) to attend the funeral.

According to the South African Jewish Report, Seef was a first-year medical student at the University of the Witwatersrand. His friends and family describe Seef as a perfectionist who struggled with his mental health.

Seef’s family posted to social media to squash any unsavory rumors surrounding his death.

‘He explained that he was struggling with his place in the world, his transition into adulthood, his identity, and his sexuality,’ their Facebook post read. The post went viral, being picked up by various well-known blogs and news sites.

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Behind the Aegis Jul 2019 OP
RKP5637 Jul 2019 #1
irisblue Jul 2019 #2
marble falls Jul 2019 #3
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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:51 PM

1. It's the 21st century and humanity has failed so many. The world can be a horrible place. n/t

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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:08 PM

2. From the article

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"When Adam was born, he suffered double pneumonia and spent the first eleven days of his life in an intensive care unit. From a young age, his family noticed he suffered from anxiety and hated being alone. His father bought him a dog, a Saint Bernard named Casanova, to help with the anxiety.

‘Casanova was Adam’s boy, he slept in his room, and barely left Adam’s side, offering him comfort,’ Justin said. However, Casanova was put to sleep a few weeks ago, before Seef’s untimely death"


That poor man.

His poor family

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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:48 PM

3. Too many people with so very much to contribute are being lost ...

it is a real emergency situation all over the planet.

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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:46 PM

4. Marianne Williamson is right: love needs to be integrated into our policy making and culture.

So sad to lose sensitive people haunted by our culture’s demons.

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