Would you ever raise your eyebrows to people who attempted suicide???

Philippines
March 8, 2007 1:04pm CST
Not all people are strong enough to go through life's ups and downs, that I believe. And suicide can sometimes be these people's resort as to end all their struggles in life. Do you know somebody who have tried taking away his own life because of some big problems he thought he can't ever manage to solve and get his way out of that? Have your treatment to him ever changed after knowing that? And do you tend to raise your eyebrows to them and regard them as less credible people or worse losers?
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• India
8 Mar 07
even if you are confident enough in life to say that i can take on any problem in my life, the practical situation that u r in might get the better of u.
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@Artsimba (1335)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Nothing should surprise me any more. It just proves you just never know what people are going through. It's sad when people can't see anything beyond that might stop them from taking their own life.
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• United States
8 Mar 07
NO I would not. No one knows what can cause a person to reach that point in life where they would want to end it. I currently suffer from depression brought on by post partum from having my daughter. And even though I could never bring myself to actually kill myself or attempt it, I can tell the thoughts have run through my head a time or to. I am very grateful I have my sister to help me some people feel all alone and have no one to turn to.
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• Egypt
8 Mar 07
u arnot want this there is alot strong
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@shaggin (41382)
• United States
12 May 10
I suppose if it was someone who looked very classy or just so put together that you would never expect them to do something my eyebrows would go up in a state of shock but I would never look down my nose at them and belittle them for what they tried to do. I have been there I know how horrible depression can be. I wanted to die so many times I just didnt want to have to do it. I just wished something would happen that I would die. Now I'm glad nothing ever happened but knowing the pain and struggles I've been through I feel sad for others who have to go through the same thing. It hurts watching people go through what you went through and knowing how it feels its even harder when its a loved one that you watch going through the same thing.
• United States
9 Mar 07
I myself have known a few people that wanted to take their own lives because they just felt as if things were at the worst that they could possibly be in their lives. I never looked down on them or judge them. I always made it a point to be the same person that they have always known. And just talk to them and give them other options than that. After talking with them and helping them look for alternative ways to deal with the stress. They are still here today and have never looked back.
@rainbow (6763)
9 Mar 07
I have an uncle who did this with painkillers because there was so much trouble from my cousins partner, it was a sad time as no one realised how much it was hurting him. My cousin made an attempt soon after but was ok, just a bit messed up. I have a friend who regularly used to cut her wrists over her fiancee, it was almost a way of controlling him, they did eventually get married, somehow they muddle through but she is vulnerable and luckily seems to have settled down now. I did not and would not treat someone differently, we can all judge but what can be unbearable to one person can be water off a ducks back to another, we are all different.
• India
9 Mar 07
ya some of them canot tolerate and kills himself.
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
i may be sad, especially if i know the person well. but i'm learning not to be judgmental of people who do these things. honestly, i think it's wrong, but then who am i to judge?
@UAkshay (72)
9 Mar 07
No I surely don't raise my eyebrows for such cowards who love to end their struggles in life in such a manner... I do think they do noit have the courage they need to face the challenges in life... so they take this insane method some fool introduced / showed them to put their life to an end, thinking that they will be free of their miseries. But they do no think of the miseries they give to their near and dear ones, which would make them(the near and dear ones) vulnerable................
• India
9 Mar 07
nopes i ll nvr raise na eyebrow or never blame them for these activities bcozzz thy hv thier life,,, so they cn live hw `much they want...
@kiwikidz (753)
• New Zealand
9 Mar 07
This is a very touchy subject with a lot of people but I am sure that everybody has known somebody close to them that has attempted or has succeded. I had worked in a hospital for a number of years as a telephonist/receptionist sent ambulances out and dealt with a lot of emergency calls, I had a caller one night who just wanted to thank a person who had been dealing with his depression etc. I was quite concerned by the way this man spoke as he would not leave his name or address, but I tried to keep him talking to see if he said anything I could find out about him. I then asked my Supervisor if I could ring this person to see if they could remember some details about this man from the little bit he had said about himself. The long and the short of it was that I rang the telephone company for an address and the police got to him as he was in the process of cutting his wrists, I am sure if it was not for the dedicated staff he would not be alive today. I got a wonderful letter from all concerned and also the man himself thanked me for just caring enough to make a difference. I have known a few people who have attempted and also a lot who have succeded and I always think, "there but for the grace of God go I". I don't think we should judge but try to be there for them when and if it happens, and you are the only one who can make a change.
• Nigeria
9 Mar 07
Is not there fault...everyone came into this world with diff hearts to carry problems...some can be strong and some can be weak...no one is a loser
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
9 Mar 07
The state of mind is a terrible thing to be at the time that person is about to makee before attempting to do that sort of thing. Life is a precious thing and to take it away fron oneself is a hell of a decision to make. Carrying it out is a very gutsy thing to do.
@GardenGerty (106865)
• United States
9 Mar 07
For a person to want to end his own life, he must be in very much pain, that pills do not fix and time does not heal. No, I do not judge people for having problems that are bigger than their solutions. Next year, it might be me!
@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
9 Mar 07
No i would never judge any one for doing such a thing because the pain they are suffering is so great that to take their own life is their own way of escaping the pain that tourments them . I know such pain as i have been there and am still at that point .Aperson doesn`t stop to think in their time of crisis that oh dear so and so will be so upset if i do this those thoughts are furthurest from your mind and to escape the pain is the only thing that they seek nothing more .
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
9 Mar 07
Its no use raising our eyebrows to them is no use. All they in is our support and our understanding. These people really have problem and what they need is the social support system that would help them face their problems and guide them in making decisions.
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
I think I won't ever rise my eyebrows on them, what they need is help. Maybe I will try to befriend someone if in case I shall meet one. Not all are resilient enough.
@koikoikoi (1247)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Raise eyebrows? I don't get it.
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
I pity those people who take away their lives..Yes it is true that not all people are strong enough to face challenges but they should instill on their minds that it is a grave sin to take away what God has given you.