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Old 11th May 2020, 06:46
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And this is why mental health is still such a taboo subject for so many people

Assuming this was suicide, the person involved was literally mentally ill - there would have been no reasoning, just a route to end what was perceived as suffering. That usually means feeling that the world and their family is better off without them, not that they specifically don't want to live. To that person, at that time, they're anything but selfish - they're doing this for all the right reasons, however skewed they may be.

I have complete and utter sympathy for those left to pick up the pieces, both physically and emotionally, but to blame the person involved is unfair.

Thanks for the insight Front Seat Phil!, I had always thought of a very selfish thing to do, in a public manner, but I had never considered your explanation before thank you!
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