It's when we start to think about all who are affected by something like this, that we realise just how far the ripples spread.
Originally Posted by Rockcat
I understand and agree with what many of you said about suicide. The desperation, sadness, etc. suicidal people deal with is overwhelming. They may feel that they have no other option. My heart goes out to them.
I believe there are other causes as well. Drugs and alcohol. I remember hiding my 1st husbands gun (in my wedding dress-great hiding place) when he seemed suicidal. It NEVER happened except when he was under the influence.
I knew a man who shot and killed himself - in front of his wife and his 4 year old daughter - also under the influence. I must admit, that one did strike me as selfish. I don't know if the daughter can get over it.
According to the report, the man in the news was having a problem with drugs.
"He was having problems with drugs and all that and was violent," Amaya was quoted as saying. "A few other times he went around as if he wanted to kill himself. I said, 'If you're going to kill yourself, go kill yourself far away.'"
Granted, it doesn't seem that he got the support and help that he needed; however, IMO, the drugs MAY have had something to do with his violence and suicide attempts.
Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
Most people..IMO use alcohol and drugs to numb themselves and hide from their depression, anxiety, mood swings etc. Do you get my drift? The alcohol/drugs are just a cover for an underlying disorder.