Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Suicide

     What drives a person to commit suicide and how many do so who have shown no outer sign to anyone that anything was wrong? Depression is something so few people understand unless they have been in the same situation themselves. This can be said for those meant to be in the professions that are there to counsel and help. They go by text books only and what they 'think' they know from other cases.
     Yes, other cases, for 'cases' is what each person is to them. Another name, in another file that can be put away with all the rest in a filing cabinet and forgotten about until they next come in for their appointment. That's if they come back, for one day some won't, because they are no longer part of this world.
     Those who talk about suicide most, are often the ones who don't carry it through. Obviously it can be said of some, but how many people have you heard or read about where no note was left and no one has any idea why they did it? Quite a lot aren't there?
     The other day, I bumped into an old school friend. Like me, we're both getting on in age now and have ailments that come with increasing years. Some have always been with us, but as a youngster they weren't so bad and obvious, age though has a habit of changing things.