Posted by stewie on April 11, 2012, at 23:19:22
In reply to Re: Grief vs. Depression (A downer about death), posted by sigismund on April 11, 2012, at 21:06:21
Sigismund, I, too, share your feeling of lonliness, and other things you mentioned feel all too familiar to me too.
I feel heartbroken when I think of a newly-widowed neighbor and wonder "is living alone like that better than dying too young"?
No doubt about it... this can be a very lonely world for so many of us.
I also just am so heartbroken that my poor brother was so besieged by voices that he had to either listen to them or get away from them or whatever it was that governed his last act.
I just want to say that I titled my post as I did just in case DEATH was going to be a trigger for some. Funny that I didn't think that suicide would be.
Thanks so much to the people in this group for "sitting shivah" with me; for visiting with me...
> Suicide is the most difficult. And our society is often lonely, at least for me.
> Imagine living to be very old, everything you knew having passed. And that can be the good life.
> Most often my heart feels quite full of sadness, too full for comfort, and I tell myself this is normal, whatever that means.
> I had friends kill themselves. They were so young too. I dunno. The standards of what is acceptable sadness are quite unrealistic, IMO. Like you kind of apologised or warned us about this being a downer about death. And it happens to all of us, every single one, but not today we think. And then suicide is different.