Suicide and its effects, it sucks!!! - page 4

pardon me while i lament on the week's event's.. sigh, my sweet neighbor's fiancee' took his life last weekend. she is absolutely devastated of course. these two had been havimg some difficulties... Read More

  1. by   canoehead
    Quote from LisaRRT
    I didn't post a response originally because I was so put off by the label "selfish" being used in the op to describe those that commit suicide.

    Unless you have been to that point yourself you have no idea. Those that commit suicide are not selfish in my opinion and I have a hard time with the people I knew and cared about that killed themselves being labeled as such.

    You try sticking around for 5, 10, 20 years in soul crushing emotional pain with physical symptoms to boot.
    I Agree. Totally.
    Last edit by canoehead on Apr 17, '07
  2. by   madwife2002
    My friend killed herself when I was 19yrs old and it has haunted me ever since, she was playing the tune 'One Day I'll Fly Away" and it still sends chills down my spine to this day 20 years on. Her Fiance ran off with all her things and she just couldnt cope.

    My poor friend her heart was just broken beyond repair
  3. by   P_RN
    My only cousin on Mama's side ended her life almost 8 years ago. Her daughter is the one who found her. Even now the young lady will not speak of what happened. All we know is that she died. I can't imagine the pain the daughter is going through keeping it all in. In less than a year she lost her grandmother to cancer, grandfather to a CVA, older sister to Lymphoma, and then her mother. I weep for them. I weep for her.
  4. by   lovingtheunloved
    Quote from Cattitude
    You have no CLUE what point I've been to in my life thank you!!! I, like you am entitled to my opinion. I don't label people, I don't judge.
    A person who kills himself has done a selfish thing. Having been there, I can tell you, the pain is overwhelming, and you just CAN'T think of the people you're hurting. It's still selfish. I remember waking up in ICU and seeing my dad sobbing next to my bed. He never cries. Life just sucks sometimes.
  5. by   Cattitude
    Quote from lovingtheunloved
    A person who kills himself has done a selfish thing. Having been there, I can tell you, the pain is overwhelming, and you just CAN'T think of the people you're hurting. It's still selfish. I remember waking up in ICU and seeing my dad sobbing next to my bed. He never cries. Life just sucks sometimes.
    Thank you for sharing that painful memory.

    And thank you too MadWife and P RN.. It affects so many people and it is astounding and sad.

    Hugs to all those who have suffered a loss or touched by this somehow.

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