Good for you in dealing with an unpleasant situation. I've dealt with similar circumstances.
I'm with the people who say try standard metal health practices, right away, before he hurts himself or others... but I also know there's something to
However, we know little about spirits ... which is debatable, as some people are sure they know everything about them... but that intangible quality
of "spirit" is exactly the problem... who's right and why? How can you measure and if something works, why does it? At least we know what works with
However, the self empowerment, happy thoughts and realizing you are ultimately in control seems to help fight bad occult forces... whatever they
really are. Positive thinking can help with bad brain chems, too. But outside help is recommended. It is amazing how different life can seem with
the correct amount of dopamine in one's brain. Whether or not we are mind and body that exist separately, chemicals in the brain certainly influence
how we experience this world.
As far as spirits are concerned, I bet that we will soon be categorizing and sub-categorizing these energy creatures (that might include us without
our bodies) and we will be giving them Latin names. Some of them sure seem like predators and they sure seem to gobble up bad emotions.
Until we understand that unseen world better, filling one's head with possibly wrong info isn't a good idea, especially with someone who's in crisis
and has a flimsy grasp on reality (another debatable point is what is really real? But that's not helpful, at all, to someone in mental crisis).
And... even though there likely is an afterlife of some sort, a very common meme is the lost soul who's miserable and lost due to suicide. It seems
we are here for whatever duration (and it might be assigned us, and taking shortcuts is frowned upon from whatever upper management or natural law
exists). Death might be unpleasant... we're going to find out anyway... why rush it? Ending it yourself seems to ensure an unpleasant experience.
We all die eventually, and one neat thing about physical existence is its changeability... as in tomorrow might be better... so why not ride it out
and see? Besides, suicide hurts others besides oneself... even if it's only the poor soul who finds the body... but people that depressed are usually
just experiencing an imbalance of brain chems... and even IF spirits feed off that, cause that, help cause it, or whatever, it can be cured by
medication, talk therapy, love and then, if all else fails, a competent shaman.
Well being really is a state of mind and it can be changed.
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