Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
As for the illnesses you listed..well they are UNSOLVABLE. There is NO CURE for them. Yes, they are treatable, but the treatments don't always work, and many times when they do..it is only for a short time. I know this to be true both personally and professionally. I have a gut feeling if this man had had terminal cancer, and then tried to kill himself, people would be more understanding of his pain. But alas, mental illnesses or brain diseases are second class citizens in this county and throughout most of the world.
I know there is no cure, and that what temp cures there are don't work forever. That is exactly why I try not to seem emotional in my posts. I know I do. People can tell my ups and my downs. People can see my good and bad swings. That is why I don't want a manager position. My boss is bipolar. We joke about it. But deep inside, we all understand. I understand more then some of the others. I feel for her. I feel for where she is, what stress she is under, and trying to be a fulltime mom, and general manager of our store that brings in more money then the other dominos our boss owns. She does very well with the support of her friends, family, and workers. It can be managed, to an extent.
While being 'managed' sometimes something may set a person back (especially if they had PTSD), and they will be back to the depths of dispare. I don't ever want to be at a place where I believe nobody loves me. It is scary.
What my question was... Like pinkdaisy had said, I wonder what set him off?? As you suggested terminal cancer. I don't know if even knowing his bad decision would be bigger then that. THAT is a life sentance. If that is the case... maybe it could have been benificial if humans could choose to put themselves to sleep in terminal illness cases... that is a very very touchy subject.