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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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