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Re: “What Stops a Suicidal Vermonter From Buying a Gun? Not Much

BusDriver802 I agree with a lot of what you have to say. There was a point in my life where I came close to acting on it, but didn't. I believe that some times mental pain can be worse then many terminal illnesses that most of society would agree that it would be okay to end the suffering with physician assisted suicide, yet those with such mental pain are left to suffer in silence with no hope of getting better.

I lost my dad to a heart attack at a very young age, for years I was angry at him for not taking better care of himself and for not letting us call the ambulance sooner. I was so so angry at him, how could he, that was so self etc... As I got older I went through sever depression and episodes of intense OCD (these were both things my dad struggled with). To make a long story short in my mid twenties I had to deal with these issues and for the first time I realized what his life had been like, except I was in therapy and getting help, so take what I was going through add 20 years and holy crap the pain must have been excruciating for him! That's when I realized that he wanted to die that night, the mental pain was too much and the heart attack he was having was his way out. His death still saddens me, but I no longer think of it as selfish, it would have been selfish for me to expect him to keep living with all of that pain.

Now I'm rambling on because I want you to understand where I'm coming from and that what I'm about to suggest isn't because I think life is all rainbows, flowers and Unikittys (lego movie reference - a great movie if you haven't seen it yet) I understand that there is a lot of sucky things that can go on in life. Please before you act on any of your intentions:

- Visit there are a lot of great people there

- Try an introductory workshop at the Vermont Zen center and learn how to meditate

- This one might sound odd, but maybe sign up for a monthly subscription box that interests you, is one that is pretty good. It's nice to have surprise to look forward to every month, he is another list here

I don't come here often and it's really random that I even saw this post - I'm sure I will never know how things end up going for you but I sincerely wish you all of the best BusDriver802

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Posted by throwaway802 on 09/12/2014 at 4:07 PM

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