Yesterday, I received news from onw of my best friends letting me know that his brother shot and killed himself in the parking lot where he worked.
This was very hard news to take, not only for the person, but for how hard it will be for his wife he left two teenage daughters he left behind.
What does bring a person to a point where they feel that the only solution is taking their lives?
Depression is an very ugly disease. I will call it a disease, because it can cause so much pain. And that so may people have it, live it and do not get any treatments.
What situations and circumstances bring a person to this edge?
So many of us are dealing with painful medical conditions that have placed a huge amount of strain not only on ourselves, but for our loved ones. At times it seems we have no way out and that this life of pain is what we have to deal with forever.
Forget about my personal religious beliefs, I can and never will see or understand one taking their own life.
To me that seems like the easy way out, knowing that the ones you left behind have to deal with that situation and move on.
I guess and this is only a guess, is that so many of us have an avenue to release our problems. We have a community that understands each other, so nothing seems that strange. But how many people have that same outlet?
I tend to believe not many That is just one of the reasons the site owners, my team and so many other members always try to promote the positive side .
Is your glass half full or half empty?
I only hope that through the efforts of my team, the owners of this site and so many members that we see that glass as being half full and that more will come to fill it up.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences