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Originally posted by chissler
No matter how bad things appear to be, I can not get past the fact that these individuals have turned their back on their family.
They have chosen to leave them in grief for the rest of their lives, and simply wonder where they went wrong.
Suicide is a permanent solution, to a temporary problem.
A lovesick 16-year-old girl crashed her car into an oncoming vehicle in a suicide attempt, counting down the moments before impact in text messages sent to the female classmate who spurned her, authorities say. The girl survived; a woman in the other car was killed.
The teenager, Louise Egan Brunstad, was charged Thursday with murder in the Oct. 4 wreck.
Authorities said Brunstad rammed her family’s Mercedes-Benz head-on into a smaller car driven by 30-year-old Nancy Salado-Mayo, a mother of three. Salado-Mayo was killed, and her 6-year-old daughter Lesly, who was in a child safety seat, suffered broken ribs and other injuries.
Brunstad, who was treated for an ankle injury, had told friends she planned to kill herself after another female student at Holy Innocents Episcopal School refused to have sex with her, Howard said.
Originally posted by clook
Being refused a sexual encounter certainly does not illicit a suicidal reaction.
Originally posted by MacDonagh
Suicide is a task that is taken to stop the pain of living. If a person cannot have or find the passion to live, then they end themselves. If they believe they are not happy, nor ever will be and they think that they are not contributing to the human race, then surely it's their decision to get out of it?
Originally posted by seagull
To the person contemplating suicide the thinking is always logical, maybe not a logic that you or I understand, but a logic just the same.
Personally, I can't imagine being in so much pain that I would try to end it by taking my life.
Originally posted by clook
The psychiatrist was not conducting his practice from a back alley. His colleagues consider him to be one of the best in his field. Yet with full knowledge of her family history, he prescribed an antidepressant along with both short and long term acting antianxiety medications. Part of the family history profile included addictions and previous suicide attempts from years ago. In my humble opinion, and also documented in the American Psychiatric Association's practice guideline for the assessment and treatment of patients with suicidal behaviors, prescriptions for Xanax, over a period of approx. 18 months, would have been the last type of drug you would prescribe.