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Hi Sarra G!
I respect your emotions and I can understand your pain. But the second paragraph you have written is noteworthy. If coping skills are learned since childhood, people will stay away from taking this extreme step. Thanks for your response.
Thanks bankscottage, for your response. I agree, if there are people in your life, who hear you, no one will want to end their precious life.
Thanks sparkster for your opinion. I feel so bad for the family they leave behind--wife, children may be even parents. How wonderful would it be, to sit together and mend matters, which may have gone wrong. Life is so precious,give it a 2nd chance.
Indeed life is precious. I have actually been suicidal many times in my life for various reasons and I'm so glad I never actually went ahead with it, things are so much better now. As far as we know we only get one life and it should be cherished.
I agree completely with your opinion, lone77star. Thanks for responding to the question.
Please read my answer below. Were these people friends of yours? the way you say they were 'mentally ill' sounds like you were afraid of them.
Mental illness isn't something to be scared of. They were work colleaugues. Not sure how my answer sounds so wrong, guess it's the trouble with not seeing body language or hearing tone of voice.
Thanks innerspin for your response. As you said, every case is different--- I feel, we must teach our children to be emotionally strong, to cope up with the trials and tribulations of life, develop inner strength, to face the setbacks with courage.
Many times, emotional strenghth is what got some to the point of suicide. Surrendering and accepting your problem opens doors to solutions. Mentally, medically or spiritually, there is always someone that can help, if you ask.
I agree completely, Crissylite. Hope and reason, family and friends, who love them-- feel them loved and wanted are required in the lives of these people. Persons, they can look up to in times of emotional stress and anxiety. Thanks for your opinion.
Thanks austinhealy, for your opinion. You are right, anybody who takes the extreme step may not be in the right state of mind---and the pressures they are under may be too much for them to handle.
Thanks IDONO, for responding to the question. Life has its share of joys and sorrows and we should be able to deal with both. Ending life is no solution and can not help anybody. It is running away from problems.Thanks for your opinion.
Losing someone to suicide is sad and a sensitive matter. When someone is so low (so depressed) that they end their life, it's hard to tell what must have been going through the mind. I think it's deeper than selfishness. Serious help was needed.
Crissy. The person you discribe can only have one thing on their mine. Themselves. Their state of mind may not be selfish, but their choice of the solution is self-serving at the expense of others. It's the action, not the thought that hurts others.
Even having religion doesn't prevent suicide as the suicidal are only thinking of ending their emotional pain and nothing else.
Religion helps prevent against suicide. When someone has a religion, they find a higher purpose that helps them cope with difficult times. I'm not saying no religious individuals commit suicide. I'm saying the numbers are reduced by this one factor.
Not necessarily. I guess you would have to be in that place to understand. Yes thinking of spending eternity in Hell may prevent some.
'--signs of loss, hopelessness, stress, and no sign of relief---', you are right, I agree. Again having faith in the supreme being, helps people to have hope and they may turn away from taking the extreme step. I respect your views,lburmaster, thanks
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Thanks gmwilliams, for sharing your views!
I agree it can be different in different cases and different people. Thanks!
Thanks Jennifer Bart, for your response! I agree, it is an act of hopelessness and if someone close, stands by the person, who wants to take the extreme step, this can certainly be avoided. Life is so precious, for us and for those who live for us.