Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Think Tank Tuesday 8/6/13: Is Suicide Ever The Answer?

Tough times are upon us -- cost of living is increasing, the job market is fiercely competitive and jobs are scarce. The ability to secure the basic essentials of life are quickly evading our grasp, and for so many the future seems bleak; but are things so bad that suicide is the only way out?
This is the route a 21 year old woman took after being rejected for jobs 200 times.

[Vicky Harrison had dreamed of a career as a teacher or a television producer, but gave up hope for the future, her family said yesterday. A day after her latest rejection, and on the eve of her fortnightly trip to sign on, she wrote heartbreaking notes to her parents and boyfriend saying 'I don't want to be me any more' and took a huge drug overdose ... 

Over the two years after she left college her family estimate she applied for more than 200 jobs. 'In the end it obviously got her down to such a point that she felt she had no future,' said her father, a former joiner. On March 30 Miss Harrison received yet another rejection, from a nursery, and the next day her father found her dead in the lounge, surrounded by empty pill packets and bottles. She left three suicide notes - one each for her parents, and one for her boyfriend, Nathan Haworth, 22. They read: 'It's just that I don't want to be me any more. 'Please don't be sad. It's not your fault. I want everybody in ife to be HAPPY.'] source: http://dailymail.co.uk

 The question for today's Think Tank is can things ever get so bad that suicide is the only way out? Definitely an important topic for discussion.

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