Depression... Are we responsible for those people committing suicide?

Australia
November 5, 2007 12:27am CST
This question is prompted by the tragic suicide of one of Australia TV news reader. She was 29, beautiful, popular, and a very successful career ahead of her... yet... she jumped of a cliff. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7077678.stm She was battling depression. A thing that very few people understand... except those who have it. Depression makes you turn any little problem into a major one... to the point where you lose control and don't want to be part of this world anymore. The reason why I am asking this question... which might seem strange to most of you... is that the fact of the matter is... If a friend of yours is suffering from depression... and he tells you that he is thinking of committing suicide because his car won't start... Chances are that you will laugh and tell him "to get himself a life". That is where the problem is. What your friend actually wanted from you... was for you to help him fix his car. When you did not... he went into further depression. If he commit suicide... you actually killed him. Not on purpose... but because you don't understand depression. Someone suffering from depression is almost like a child emotionally. He/she needs love and tender care in order to feel wanted and re-build their confidence. What do you think? What do you say?
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@rimsha (806)
• Pakistan
5 Nov 07
Suidide is not the solution of the problem. Face the problem with full power.
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
For the severely depressed, it might be the solution...but for us sane people, it doesn't make sense...so it is still wrong from our point of view...