Should people kill themselves when they are in financial devastation?

@mommaj (22872)
United States
April 20, 2009 12:58pm CST
Should people kill themselves and their families when they loose their job and don't have anywhere else to turn? I see so much of this in the newspapers that people are getting fired or laid off and they kill their families and themselves. I don't agree with this and I don't understand it. Would you ever do such a thing and why?
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@inertia4 (28075)
• United States
7 Jan 16
No, no one should kill themselves over money. It's only money. It can be made. I understand the fact of the lifestyle a person might have been living, but they would just have to downsize and start over. I know personally how it is when one looses money. We have to re-invent ourselves.
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@mommaj (22872)
• United States
7 Jan 16
That's my point of view as well. You just have to reinvent yourself.
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@inertia4 (28075)
• United States
8 Jan 16
@mommaj We know it's not an easy thing to do to reinvent ourselves. But it can be done. I know those people that do kill themselves are mostly weak to a point. Pressure and stress can take us all to our limits.
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@mommaj (22872)
• United States
9 Jan 16
@inertia4 See I don't understand that. I don't understand why people have to be so greedy they take everything. I have two kids I needed to support too, but I gave him things I shouldn't have just to get away from him. I gave him my cars and all kinds of household stuff. Not to mention the fact that some of it was mine before we ever met. I had already given him my money. That is how we went bankrupt to begin with.
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• United States
22 Apr 16
No...Money is not everything. People bounce back from financial debt all the time. No need to end your life because your in a bad place in that moment.
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@mommaj (22872)
• United States
22 Apr 16
Exactly. You can overcome finances.
@GardenGerty (115956)
• United States
29 Feb 16
No, I would not, but I know some people feel it is the only way out.
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@mommaj (22872)
• United States
18 Mar 16
I feel bad that people can't think of other ways to resolve their problems. Even if it is a problem that can't be resolved, there are always things you can do to make it better.
• Midland, Michigan
11 Feb 16
I don't agree with that and I wouldn't do it either. A catastrophe hit, in a sense, our home eight years ago when myhusband spent almost three months in the hospital and lost his lower leg in the process. It's been a long haul and we're not out of the woods just yet, but we do have family to help us out.
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@mommaj (22872)
• United States
12 Feb 16
That's what life is all about. Leaning on people you love in your time of need.
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@marlina (85616)
• Canada
11 Feb 16
Of course, I wouldn't do that.
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@mommaj (22872)
• United States
11 Feb 16
I don't believe it is the answer to anything.
@Morleyhunt (20871)
• Canada
11 Feb 16
I wouldn't but I do understand the mindset. Several years ago the accounting company we dealt wit made a major glitch. We were just barely paying our monthly bills. Groceries were minimal. Then we received a tax bill for something like $20,000.00. Jumping from a bridge briefly crossed my mind. I took a deep breath, called them and left a message. By 10 AM the following morning we were getting a refund of 1,800.00. I'm not mentally unstable or prone to panic attacks, but at that moment neither my husband or I could explain this huge bill. We s no possible way of paying it. Even a minimal monthly payment over and above our current bills left us with no food and no housing.
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@mommaj (22872)
• United States
11 Feb 16
I can understand the surprise. At least you took the initiative to call and wound up with a refund.
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@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
20 Apr 09
Hi mommaj, I agree with you that killing oneself and ones family is certainly not the answer. I feel sorry for people who reach a point where they feel they must do this. I know that such people are mentally ill in some way and probably just feel trapped as all people are not alike and some are much stronger than others. I don't judge them because I have never been in their shoes and don't understand how they are thinking. We should do everything to stand by and help our friends when they lose their jobs, houses and even their families. I can't imagine anything worse than losing all and than finding that you've lost your friends as well. Blessings.
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@mommaj (22872)
• United States
20 Apr 09
I must agree. I can't imagine feeling that abandoned when you lose everything and then you don't even have friends to turn to for support. Even if it is someone to cry with. That must be hard. I still can't see killing everyone I love though.
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