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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-01-03 10:38 AM
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17. I know someone who had to talk to priest after 9/11
because she couldn't reconcile that the people who jumped from the towers were going to hell as a result of their suicides.

The thing is, there are as varied reasons people committ suicide as there are varied types of people. Some people find themselves in a sudden unbearable situation, either they've caused a terrible tragedy and cannot live the guilt, or they suddenly face financial ruin, or have their hearts broken and cannot imagine ever getting past the problem or the pain, so tho they are not depressed, take their lives in much the same way one committs a crime of passion. To me that's very tragic because if they could have just waited a little longer, life circumstances have a way of changing. Maybe they are predisposed to have a low tolerance for grief.

I know of a family where the son had suffered from depression for many long torturous years and tho the family grieved to lose him, they understood why he chose to leave this life.

People with terminal illnesses, painful conditions, disabilities, many people champion their right to die.

So as there are so many varied reasons for suicide, there will also be varied reactions. We all relate to abandonment, do when someone takes their life and leaves behind grieving loved ones, it seems natural that they will feel angry and we'll identify with that anger. When someone chooses to separate themselves from us, for whatever reason, it's always painful.

Maybe it's best not to judge those either those who are unable to withstand unbearable pain or those who feel the anger of being abandoned.

Check that - one type of person I do judge - is the one who decides to end their own life and decides to end others at the same time.
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  -someone close to me tried to commit suicide Cheswick  Aug-01-03 12:28 AM   #0 
  - anger is a normal response  Gingersnap   Aug-01-03 12:31 AM   #1 
  - thank you  Cheswick   Aug-01-03 12:38 AM   #5 
  - All I can say is my husband found his father---a life long alcoholic...  MrsGrumpy   Aug-01-03 12:31 AM   #2 
  - On Fathers day?  Cheswick   Aug-01-03 12:41 AM   #7 
     - It was actually sometime in the week before Father's Day, but my  MrsGrumpy   Aug-01-03 10:18 AM   #14 
  - Suicide (and attempts) are very hard on loved ones  forradalom   Aug-01-03 12:32 AM   #3 
  - I would be pissed off too.  Clete   Aug-01-03 12:34 AM   #4 
  - I understand your anger...  GoddessOfGuinness   Aug-01-03 12:40 AM   #6 
  - If your friend had a heart attack would you feel pissed?  nuxvomica   Aug-01-03 12:49 AM   #8 
  - Well...  SyracuseDemocrat   Aug-01-03 01:03 AM   #9 
  - My brother -in-law killed himself in December  DemEx_pat   Aug-01-03 07:07 AM   #12 
     - Horrified at the lack of treatment in our area.  davsand   Aug-01-03 12:32 PM   #22 
  - pissed off... ?  sweetheart   Aug-01-03 06:39 AM   #10 
  - It's only something to be angy about to the loved ones  DemEx_pat   Aug-01-03 07:12 AM   #13 
  - i was angry when a friend killed herself  noiretblu   Aug-01-03 06:49 AM   #11 
  - Not sure about selfish  Loonman   Aug-01-03 10:21 AM   #15 
  - I attempted suicide as a teenager  ftbc   Aug-01-03 10:32 AM   #16 
  - Those damn hormones.  trof   Aug-01-03 10:51 AM   #20 
  - I know someone who had to talk to priest after 9/11  soleft   Aug-01-03 10:38 AM   #17 
  - My perspective  thermodynamic   Aug-01-03 10:44 AM   #18 
  - I was very angry at my brother for his two suicide attempts  bleedingheart   Aug-01-03 10:46 AM   #19 
  - I have always hated the selfish label for those who commit suicide  smirkymonkey   Aug-01-03 12:07 PM   #21 
  - thank you all  Cheswick   Aug-01-03 07:58 PM   #23 
  - I'm glad you dug yourself out...  GoddessOfGuinness   Aug-01-03 11:10 PM   #24 
  - Let your friend know that you care  Nikia   Aug-01-03 11:32 PM   #25 

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