"It has been said that suicide is like a "grenade going off within a family or community," In the aftermath, survivors are left profoundly wounded and deeply distressed. Many grapple with debilitating emotions, altered relationships, and challenging responsibilities. Each situation is unique, but some issues are commonly shared by survivors. "
"I've always said that suicide is like gift wrapping your pain and handing it to your loved ones "
"Suicide is like paying for a luxury holiday and going home on the first day. We're all gonna die anyway, at least lets get what we paid for"
"Suicide is like junking a great car because it has a flat tire. Sure, the tire is flat now, but that can be changed "
"Suicide is like demolishing a house to get rid of termites. Its overkill (pun not intended) given the limited nature of our emotional pain and the permanent nature of the act to try to put a stop to it."
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