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Monday, August 18, 2014

Is it selfish?.......

There have been so many posts about the terrible loss of  Robin Williams and his cause of death......


Suicide....


 A lot of them saying that suicide isn't selfish.....


Is it selfish?


I wonder what qualifications they have to say that?....


Sure, we are all entitled to our own opinions....


As am I......


I wonder if these people have had severe clinical depression?


I have not..... 


Sure, ive been down and blue at times in my life, and even once went on a low dose of anti depression  tablets to help lift my spirit for a short time....


But  severe clinical depression? 


No...


As a mental health professional, i have had many clients over the years with depression.....so im experienced in the illness.... 


but, luckily, i cant say i 'really' know......


I wonder if the people that are saying suicide is not selfish have ever actually  lost someone in this way?


That someone who was special to them has taken their own life?


With explanation? 


That they didnt leave a note....


That for generations to come, you wont really know 'why'?.....



I wonder if they have ever had to tell their child that their father has killed himself?...




And watch as your childs heart breaks into a millionpieces   right in front of you?....


And there is nothing you can do to stop it or make it better?


That,  your childs life has changed forever....


That your life has too.....


And, you weren't given the opportunity to help...


To change it....


To listen....


To help.....


To prepare.....


To understand.....


To know WHY?


Why? Why? Why!?


  

So..... Is it selfish?


I ask you?


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