Suicide is the easy way out!!!

Suicide is the easy way out!!!

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Not Fair

Sevierville, TN

#1 Sep 4, 2012
It's not fair to be so selfish!
silent side

Kingsport, TN

#2 Sep 4, 2012
I believe it's mental illness. I struggle with the idea of what makes a person get so discouraged with life. Although, it may sound selfish to leave love ones hurting and grieving, one can only imagine how heavy a persons heart would be to take they're own life.
Fair, what's fair about life. Mental illness is something that is a disease, and I can't say anything harsh about a person that couldn't take the stress life handed them.
I wish people would reach for help, but it's usually the most prideful people that's silent about they're problems. Bless them, for the world and their sickness was to much.
lisa

Johnson City, TN

#3 Sep 7, 2012
my thoughts are full of giving up on life, family have all died tragic deaths, can not work now disabled cant get help, is there a god if there is where is he? life is so very hard

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#4 Sep 7, 2012
lisa wrote:
my thoughts are full of giving up on life, family have all died tragic deaths, can not work now disabled cant get help, is there a god if there is where is he? life is so very hard
There is no god. You have to think of yourself, and keep living. Maybe you can make a difference in the world...
Why

Jonesborough, TN

#5 Sep 7, 2012
Well, Lisa..for those of us who believe in God and believe the Bible, life on this earth is promised to be full of challenges and sorrow, with some happier times in between. These things we go through are meant to mold and shape us so that we may help others and to prepare us for the next life. Decisions regarding life and death are left to God to decide, not us. and that includes our own. God will take us in his time, not ours. And if you're here, there is a reason although you may be going through a time in your life when you don't understand it. But we trust God to get us through these things and work for good at some point down the road. Life can seem quite unfair and cruel, but even then..we believe some good can ultimately come somehow from any situation we find ourselves in...and if we trust God and accept Jesus as our savior, we have an eternity of peace and happiness to look forward to, so we just trust and keep going.

For those who are atheists, it really doesn't matter one way or the other.

So it's up to you to decide. The answer is within you and you already know deep down what it is.
so many

Columbia, TN

#6 Sep 8, 2012
So many have died and some at a very young age and not at their oun hands.They died for what they thought was right in defending our freedoms our way of life .Think of the little children and familys left behind before you take that way out.
Anonymous

United States

#7 Sep 8, 2012
Try reading the Bible...you WILL find what your looking for. It may be hard at first but try starting at Matthew....just glance over it here and there...read the verses in red which is Jesus,s words. He will guide you. Do you know that the Bible is the only book proven to be telling the future and scientist cannot prove it to be wrong or misleading. God is real and he will help you if you try.
Anonymous

Nebo, NC

#8 Sep 8, 2012
@Notfair....I think I know what u mean...if Im right let me just say my mother tried it when I was 15yrs old. Her heart stop 3 times before they got her back. At the time I didnt understand how she could try to leave us kids like that...but now that Im older and on my own, I look back and realize the stress and worries she was going through. Sometimes people cant see a way out and they just give up. But its not because they dont love us..its something wrong with in themselfs. God thankfully gave her another chance...not everyone gets one. Im praying for u. I hope this helps someway.
CCHS

Johnson City, TN

#9 Sep 9, 2012
Not Fair wrote:
It's not fair to be so selfish!
To the person that dies by suicide, it is not selfish; they are trying to end their pain. They aren't thinking of anyone or how it will affect them. Most often they think they are a burden to everyone and they don't want to be. I really hate it when people say suicide is selfish or cowardly...it is the opposite of both.
Someone who cares

Kingsport, TN

#11 Sep 10, 2012
CCHS wrote:
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To the person that dies by suicide, it is not selfish; they are trying to end their pain. They aren't thinking of anyone or how it will affect them. Most often they think they are a burden to everyone and they don't want to be. I really hate it when people say suicide is selfish or cowardly...it is the opposite of both.
I do understand the person who thinks that suicide is "the only way out." So many problems, thoughts or issues that noone could imagine can cause one to think that suicide is "the only way out." Painful hurt that NEVER subsides, past trauma that is NEVER really forgotten, violence from others that continually occurs... sometimes it is more than one can endure. Invite this person to /contact you if he/she needs anything, but are you REALLY there because that is when it really matters! Suicide is not cheating or easy! There is a burden that many cannot understand unless you have "walked in those shoes." GOD is always available 24/7 and no matter the situation, go to GOD! It may seem impossible, but that is when GOD turns the impossible to the possible! Promise! A person that thinks of suicide is troubled and is only thinking of ways to improve the lives of others by alleviating the troubles that he/she is causing. Also, suicide cures the problems that is the individual is enduring.(If it is due to finances, marital cheating, i.e. that is an "easy out" in my opinion).
JohnsonCityGrand mother

Elizabethton, TN

#12 Sep 12, 2012
lisa wrote:
my thoughts are full of giving up on life, family have all died tragic deaths, can not work now disabled cant get help, is there a god if there is where is he? life is so very hard
Lisa, I recently lost my beloved brother by suicide and nothing has ever hurt me so much and there is a great rip in my heart. I too have so many physical problems, depression, hopelessness and have contemplated of some way to end the agony but then the thought of what huge pain I would cause for those who know me yanks me back to reality. Although I have family, each one is so busy these days coping with their own burdens of existing. Life can be harsh but it can also be joyous; it is how we look at it that can bring on problems for us. If you need someone to listen, I am good at that, so say the word and I will try to help you in any way I can. I'm very serious and being very sincere in what I'm saying to you. Sometimes two heads are better than one when trying to cope with life.
step forward

Kingsport, TN

#13 Sep 12, 2012
Most people are very quiet about the pain they suffer, always keeping a game face on, just to make it through the day.

Calling suicide selfish.....those are strong words that doesn't even need to be said. The chapter is closed. It's up to the individual and God how they got there....not me.

When people have been hit with so much sorrow that they resort to taking their own lives, it's not selfish....it sad. How could anyone judge someone, when the weight got to heavy.

Mental illness is highly looked over. People expect the prozax, zanax, ect. to fix any human. What they don't tell you is when you start a $300 a month prozax bottle, if something happens you lose your insurance, and stop the medicine all at once, because you don't have 300.00....suicide thoughts would come on the strongest of humans. That's just one example that I can speak about, that I've witnessed.

Life is stressful, but most of us can deal. Just don't resort calling it, "selfish", when talking about something that's a mental illness.
Mathew

United States

#14 Sep 17, 2012
Not a easy way out seek counsil and guidance if a child is having thoughts please listen
want to be a friend

Parsons, TN

#15 Sep 17, 2012
honey talk to god he is real and you know he says he will not put no more on you than you can bare just pray about your problems he will listen
mathew

Johnson City, TN

#16 Sep 18, 2012
want to be a friend wrote:
honey talk to god he is real and you know he says he will not put no more on you than you can bare just pray about your problems he will listen
thank you
OldTennGranny

Johnson City, TN

#17 Sep 18, 2012
I truly believe we find what we need for ourselves by giving of ourselves to others.

God see's and understands all youre going thru. God is our strength when we have none of our own. God cares for u. Tell him all about your troubles.

Being old I have a lot of illness. When I start getting down I immediately think okie dokie I'm thinking too much about myself. I will then get up and go do something nice for someone who is less fortunate than I am and u know what? Every single time it has lifted me out of my lowliness.

Try it!:)
Lost without

Kingsport, TN

#18 Sep 18, 2012
Suicide is a mental illness.I recently lost a dear friend,a wonderful person, worked hard & had most of the things he wanted.A very good looking man to suicide.It was so heart breaking for the mother,daughter,brothers and all his many friends to imagine life without him.I talked to him 2 days before he took his own life.We talked,laughed and remembered old times.Never once did I think he would take his life,in the turmoil of it all he tried to take his wife with him.She is still struggling from the gunshot wound that nearly killed her also. I do think that if he had a closer relationship with GOD it may not of went this far.GOD BLESS THOSE IN NEED OF YOUR AWESOME LOVE.
AMEN

Kingsport, TN

#19 Sep 18, 2012
I lost my husband he was killed at 20yr old 20 yrs later I lost my son at 20.I became very suicidal so much as I scared myself for the simple reason I had 3 daughters to raise & if I left them behind I would of been leaving them behind with a controlling abusive man(father)If not for this reason it would of been GAME OVER.But in time I found Jesus,not that I had lost him but that I was mad at him for taking my loved ones away.Now that extremely weak person is so STRONG,ALIVE & THANKING MY LORD JESUS CHRIST.I picked up my BIBLE & began reading Matthew,in which my deceased child was named from.And everything I read was wrote for me, it all touched my heart.Without the LORD I would not be here today.PLEASE seek Jesus & ye shall find LOVE.
CCHS

Johnson City, TN

#20 Sep 18, 2012
I lost my son to suicide. He was a gorgeous, very gifted athlete and a very good person. He had the biggest heart and was so sensitive. He met the wrong girl. They were from different backgrounds. He was shy and didn't want to be around crowds; she was the opposite, wanted to be the center of attention. We knew this wasn't the person he needed to be with but he loved her. She played games on him and pretty much left him in deep depression. Everyone saw the signs, we tried to get him help but he wanted to be with her. Then, after more drama and games, he couldn't do it anymore..he seemed so tired. We came home and found our son.....we will never be the same. So suicide effects our whole family. We mourn over the "what if's" and "why's" every single day of our lives. Suicide is not selfish, it is painful for the survivors. Becoming a mother was the greatest gift I ever received. Being a grieving mother is the worst pain I have ever endured.
Anonymous

United States

#21 Sep 19, 2012
@OldTGranny...very well said. I wish Id had those words of wisdom to give to my mother many yrs ago when she stayed so depressed. To everyone else...all of u are in my prayers. I know it took alot of courage to tell ur sadden stories but it not only can help u by sharing & talking but can also help keep another from taking their own life. It really pleases me that everyone relys on God n faith to get thru...this is the only reason topix is worth looking at...God bless everyone of u!

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