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Melissa: A Father's Lessons from a Daughter's Suicide

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Frank Page is a hurting confused man. He loves his daughter and

    Frank Page is a hurting confused man. He loves his daughter and defends her and puts her down at the same time. I thought he might understand mental illness after what he has been through but he doesn't get it at all. He puts down psychiatric medication. He shows how Baptists have pushed their own children to suicide. Believe me, as a former member of his church, Taylors First Baptist, they will make a depressed person even more depressed because they are so judgemental and unforgiving. I wonder why did the girl have to give up her baby at the age of 19? Was it to protect her daddy's image so she did it because, "daddy, I love you and I'll do anything you tell me to even though it kills me inside". the Page's certainly had enough money to care for a grandchild. Page also puts down his daughter for attending AA meetings where it is likely she found acceptance and support and unconditional love you will not find in his former church.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Just listened to Frank Page talking about this book on the Mike

    Just listened to Frank Page talking about this book on the Mike Huckabee show. (I don't normally listen to him. I just happened to turn the radio on and hear the upcoming topic and decided to listen.) Anyway, I heard Frank Page claim to love his now deceased daughter and then go on to call her sometimes "meaner than a junkyard dog." Funny thing, I believe I have heard my own Southern Baptist deacon father refer to my deceased sister using the exact same phrase. Like Melissa, my sister killed herself after a long battle with mental illness and drug abuse. My father still refuses to admit his role in her death. Sure, she took her life with her own hands, but he was the one who lead her onto that dark path. I know what the skeletons in my family's closet look like. It makes me wonder if the ones in the Page closet look the same

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    Posted June 8, 2013

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