Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Wow, there is a lot of honesty in this thread, and some posts that I don't agree with like the one above me, however it is still honest, but I can see the point, that the family goes through hell.
Let me say clearly at first that I don't believe, and am athiest, this is not the same as saying that I am anti God, it is just not for me, and I respect those who believe.
My feelings are that suicide comes down to 2 points, either you are so sick and in so much pain that you can not continue, or that you have mental health issues. The first is obvious and needs no explaination, the second is really complicated, as often the mental health issue feels normal and does not need treatment, when this is the case, and even with treatment it takes a long long time to find the right answer.
This might seem controversial to those affected by it, but if it is a mental health issue, then you are not in the right mind to make a decision about suicide.
I feel terrible that our society leaves fragile people alone unless help is sought. I feel terrible that there was a knee jerk reaction to instituations being closed because they were such a mess, rather than reforming them, leaving the most fragile people living on the streets. There is something very wrong with us as a society.