GLL Publishing – Working Together to Prevent Suicide

Note from Author Taken from the novel – U Murder U (Suicide) Most people, like me, will know someone who committed suicide or know someone who knows someone. When I finished my MSc in Medical Microbiology at University, I got a job in a renowned London hospital’s Microbiology Laboratory, and it was there that I met him – my work mentor. He wasn’t that tall, was balding, of slight built and told me once that he bought some of his trousers in the children’s section of clothing shops. He took me under his wing and taught me the difference between studying Medical Microbiology and working in a laboratory and how to put my theory know-how, into practice. He used to wind me up by calling me ‘Gladiola’ instead of Gladys – he told me it was the name of a beautiful flower, and I believed him (we didn’t have the internet back then for me to check if it was true or not). I worked with him for nearly seven years; two of those years were spent on maternity leave having my children. When I went back to work each time he brought me up to speed and made sure that I was okay with all the new methods. The things I remember most are his willingness to always help me when I needed help at work, and how when we had a slight misunderstanding I would frown at him, he would frown in return, we’d smile, and things would go back to normal. Once, I found and identified a rare parasite in a patient’s sample and he confirmed...

GLL Publishing Takes A Stands Against Knife Crimes – Join Us

A number of the books published by GLL Publishing deal with topics some might find sensitive. ‘Blood Borne Connections’ is a fictional thriller that tackles teenage sex trafficking. ‘U Murder U (Suicide)’ has been voted a must read and is about preventing suicide. We are in the fourth Month of 2018 and already there have been so many deaths of young people by knife crimes. It is becoming a daily occurrence now to see a headline of another life loss and another family destroyed.  We are in the fourth Month of 2018 and there have been over 400 knife attacks and over 40 deaths – when will this stop? When things are tolerated they don’t change – THINGS CAN ONLY CHANGE WHEN THEY ARE NO LONGER TOLERATED!!! We say Black Lives Matter but what happens when Black youths are killing each other – DON’T THEY VALUE THEIR OWN LIVES? As a Community, Society, Nation, what are we not teaching young people? Where are we going wrong? How can one young person pick up a knife and stab another with the intention of ending a life we say matters? Is it the Devil? Is he controlling the minds of these young people? Is it the Government? Have they taken away all the community clubs and other places that young people used to hang out in to keep their minds occupied? Or is it a combination of both?  They say ‘The idle mind is a playground for the Devil’ Some people sit back and act like none of this affects them or theirs and blame families, schools and peer pressure. In their ignorance,...

Hurting People Hurt Others – Vinnie Saw His Father Kill His Mother

“I saw my father kill my mother”   ‘Vinnie’  My Psychiatrist says I have ‘hate’ issues. He says to hate someone is to despise or detest them. I believe that to hate someone can sometimes be a cry for help that has been ignored for so long that the tears have evaporated and turned into bitter poisonous salt—I hate my father!I loved my mother. She had the most amazing personality and warm presence. She was my down-comforter, my angel, my favorite toy and then some. Even though there were always people in and out of our house when I was growing up, there were things that only she did for me. She would ask me what I wanted to eat when I got back from school and, when I got home from school, there it was. She would set the table and we would always eat dinner together. I don’t ever recall eating dinner with my father, then again, he was never at home. My mother would help me with my homework and make sure everything was okay with me and school was okay for me. You know, I don’t ever recall my father asking me if I was okay, or how things were at school. My mother and I said our prayers together nearly every night. If, for some reason, she had to go out with my father or over to her folks, she would call me to make sure we said our prayers together over the phone and make sure that I was okay. When I talked to her, she listened. She didn’t give me the ‘Ummm’ or...

Two Old African Proverbs: (1) A Child Belongs to Everyone (2) It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child

CHAPTER 11  Do people know the day on which they are going to die? Do they wake up in the morning with a heightened sense of impending doom? Do they feel different in some way from the many other days of their lives? Do they feel more alert and more aware or maybe less alert and less aware? Grandma Teresa awoke on the 7th of August and, like all the other days since her grandsons had come to live with her, she felt happy. She was a slight woman with frail bones, due not so much to old age as to a poor diet, accompanied by years of anorexia nervosa, when she was younger. She was what many would call a woman of lingering beauty. At fifty-nine she still looked ‘catwalk’ striking, yet gracefully fragile. What Grandma Teresa lacked in her physical body, she made up for in her strong will and determination to help people. Her life over the past fifty-nine years held painful and joyful memories. The death of two young children from drug and alcohol abuse and the incarceration of a third child were the cause of the many furrows on her face. This was closely followed by the squandering of her mass fortune by two of her five husbands and the death of her first husband, her first love, an honest, hard working man, whom she always regretted divorcing. She could hear her grandsons and their friends talking in the adjacent room and smiled. Not only did she enjoy their company, for the first time in a long while she had people that took care...

What Gives A Man? Surely, A Man Who Gives A Damn!

      “What gives a man the right to think he is better than another? What gives a man the right to judge another on his colour? What gives a man the right to destroy what others have built? What gives a man the right to live in sin and have no guilt? ………Hate.   What gives a man the knowledge that he can have it all? What gives a man the knowledge that ‘united’ men stand tall? What gives a man the wisdom to seek a better way? What gives a man the courage to live in honesty each day? ……….Love. Created in Love man was never meant to live in hate. So what gives a man, surely a man who gives a damn.”   Taken from Truths, Lies And Untold Secrets Ebooks from GLL Publishing available at Amazon, Smashwords etc – Books also available via www.gllpublishing.com Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 1 Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 2 Truths, Lies And Untold Secrets Blood Borne Connections U Murder U (Suicide) www.gllpublishing.com https://www.facebook.com/gllpublishings.co.uk?ref=hl https://www.facebook.com/Blood-Borne-Connections-book-121559344708084/?ref=hl Read Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14 of Blood Borne Connections   – ...