It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Randy, it seems like we might be able to come to a point of mutual understanding here.
But, I also feel for the woman who felt this was the way she needed to go. Who was in such a f&cked up state of being that THIS was how she felt she needed to do it.
originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: nullafides
That's something entirely different as you know.
Terminally ill and in pain? I feel they have every right to
opt out in a decent manner. And that mercy killings allow
a patient the dignity they deserve. It is hard tho to know when
to give up. You just neverknow what's just around the corner and
as long as there is life, there is hope.
Real tuff question.
originally posted by: wondering5740
a reply to: Anyafaj
If I can play devil's advocate for a moment. She may have choosen the location because if she is without a support network and she desired her body to be found. I'm not defending her choice, simply offering insight. Although this appears "selfish" in reality people who cannot find relief for their personal pain simply want it to stop and this can be the end result. Thinking of the reprecussions of their choice on others isn't usually a priority when someone is in crisis. I admit I have an emotional investment in this discussion but I try to balance my personal experience with my professional experience and education.A person in crisis sometimes actually imagines their suicide will unburden and bring relief to their loved ones who may have suffered through nuemerous such crisis in the past with the person.
a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind, caused by various physical and mental disorders, or by reaction to certain toxic substances, and usually manifested as visual or auditory images.
2. delusion: Psychiatry. a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact:
originally posted by: subfab
a reply to: Anyafaj
one thing i would want to know is if she was on anti depressant medication. some of them have terrible side effects including but not limited to dark thoughts. the whole event could be a result of her body's chemical reaction to a pharmaceutical.
originally posted by: EternalSolace
I didn't read through all nine pages of comments, so I don't know if this thought has been mentioned.
Students can be completely unsympathetic toward situations. Students can also be incredibly mean towards teachers they don't like. Seeing as how a suicide was an emotional topic for the teach, and something she discussed many times, it's most certainly possibly a student, or students, made comments about her father's suicide and her.
So before calling the teacher selfish, or uncarring, remember that students can be complete jerks as well.