And now, in keeping with Channel 40’s policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you’re about to see another first–an attempted suicide. ~ Christine Chubbock, television news reporter who shot and killed herself during a broadcast


According to WHO (World Health Organization), worldwide suicide rates have been increasing for the past 45 years. All age groups are affected. The primary cause is depression. Increasingly greater numbers of people are struggling with depression.

A few days ago, my brother and I were discussing the state of our world today, with all its chaos and turmoil. We got to talking about suicide, a familiar topic for us, as a number of our friends and family had killed themselves over the years.

Our discussion reminded my brother of someone we both knew many years ago, who had recently committed suicide.

In the way the ego and our society define success, Amy (not her real name) had it all–a good marriage, lots of money and beautiful homes, even a private jet. You name it and she had it.

About six months ago, Amy went to visit some friends she hadn’t seen in a while. She spent the evening with them and, apparently, a good time was had by all.

Then Amy went home, popped a few pills and was quickly dead. Family and friends were shocked and saddened. No one had any clue of what she was about to do. You may know someone like Amy.

What drives people to kill themselves? Is suicide wrong? Is our world headed for total destruction? Is there any hope for the human race?

Some random thoughts about suicide and death

  • Almost all humans have lived many lives and died many deaths. Dying is actually the easiest thing you will ever do.
  • Seth, channeled by Jane Roberts said “Dying is a spiritual and psychological necessity, for after a while the exuberant, ever-renewed energies of the spirit can no longer be translated into flesh….The self outgrows the flesh.”
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu: “…in refusing dying people the right to die with dignity, we fail to demonstrate the compassion that lies at the heart of Christian values.”
  • All humans choose the time and manner of their death, whether by “accident,” by illness or by their own hand. So, in a real sense, all humans commit suicide.
  • If you see death or suicide in that light, there can be no right or wrong. It may be appropriate or inappropriate, depending on the person’s circumstances. But no matter what you label death, it is neither right nor wrong.
  • All came to this lifetime for a definite purpose. When that purpose has been accomplished, it’s time to leave. It is never appropriate to judge another’s life or death.
  • “There is no death because what God created shares His life. There is no death because an opposite to God does not exist.” A Course in Miracles
  • There is never any reason to give up hope.


Related posts:

Suicide: A Solution?
Is the World Driving You Crazy?
Assisted Suicide: Dying with Dignity


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