On one side of the coin I hear people say,
"Suicide is the most selfish thing you can ever do…"
and almost have a resentment towards that individual.
On the flip side,
suicide is the result of a dark, lonely depression that overtakes rational thinking.
Hearing about someone committing suicide truly makes me sick to my stomach.
It doesn't matter if I know them or not--
Makes no difference to me.
The knot in my stomach usually takes a while to become untangled.
Having spent a season of my life in a dark, lonely depression;
I understand the feeling of not wanting to go on.
But if someone has never felt that feeling before,
I can see why they would say it's the "most selfish thing you can ever do…"
In that state of loneliness and depression,
you feel like your death would relieve the world from all that you are putting them through.
Your family. Your friends. Everyone.
I remember that time in my life…
It was the darkest place I had ever seen.
I never want to go back.
And hearing the news about Robin Williams…
Broke my heart.
Put that knot back in my stomach.
But whatever you believe about the individual who commits this terrible act…
Please be sensitive on how you approach your reaction.
Probably not the best idea to say how selfish of a decision it is.
Because in reality,
what they need is someone who cares and who empathizes…
Not necessarily someone who understands…
But definitely not someone who TRIES to understand--
Or tries to tell them what they should be doing or thinking.
Be careful folks!
Jesus loves you!
No pills, no therapy, no 10 step program can help…without Jesus.
And that is truth!