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The act of taking one's own life

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • May 7, 2012
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A childhood friend of mine committed suicide in Oct 2010 and I only got to find out recently. Sadness is certain but another emotional response which surprised me is guilt. Guilt for not having been a better friend by keeping in close contact and not even knowing he has had problems financially and physically. May he rest in peace in the holy arms of God! You were much loved & I'll always miss you, my friend!
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May 09, 2012
Don't do that to yourself Sharrie, I read your longer write up and that tells me just how god of freind you were to him. He knew you cared this much I am sure, the fact that you guys actually kept in touch even after school shows that. Stay strong, like I said on your other one, your writing on this may save someone else.
May 10, 2012
I know you're right but this is not time where reasons prevail. I couldn't help myself even if I am trying hard to...
May 08, 2012
Sorry for the loss of a friend, Sharrie. Don't be too hard on yourself, though. Life throws all of us challenges; how we deal with them makes us who we are.
May 10, 2012
Yes. Money should never define anyone and the last reason for suicide!
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review by . May 07, 2012
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When money dictates between choosing life or death, it’s the beginning of a sad ending. Thoughts of money become evil. That’s hell on earth. And when people, especially intelligent people couldn’t help and deal with thoughts of failure, death becomes a real choice. Depression sets in and life becomes unbearable. Dying seems like a sensible relief to the then living.      This is a miserable weekend for me. I found out a childhood friend of mine had died. I was …
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Suicide (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself") is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair, the cause of which is attributed to a mental disorder such as depressionbipolar disorder,schizophreniaalcoholism, or drug abuse.[1] Stress factors such as financial difficulties or troubles with interpersonal relationships often play a significant role.[2]

Over one million people die by suicide every year. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that it is the 13th leading cause of death worldwide[3] and the National Safety Council rates it sixth in the United States.[4] It is a leading cause of death among teenagers and adults under 35.[5][6] The rate of suicide is far higher in men than in women, with males worldwide three to four times more likely to kill themselves than females.[7][8] There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year worldwide.[9]

Views on suicide have been influenced by broader cultural views on existential themes such as religionhonor, and themeaning of life. The Abrahamic religions traditionally consider suicide an offense towards God due to the belief in thesanctity of life. It was often regarded as a serious crime and that view remains commonplace in modern Western thought. However, ...

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