Originally posted by Hoovtrain:
The guy was clearly troubled, but he just ruined/affected countless lives. The woman he killed, her mother who witnessed it, the 2 men who witnessed him kill himself and that poor baby who is now left parentless and will go through life knowing why. And those were just the people close to the situation.
Exactly. I've got no empathy for Belcher at the moment in contrast to those whom he harmed so needlessly.
He might have been fighting demons in his head that none us could ever comprehend. No one knows. Its easy for everyone to say "I would never kill myself" but Im sure that most everyone who does has said that in their lifetimes. RIP and condolences to all involved in this tragedy.
I can understand not having empathy for Belcher right now. He is dead, so the ones hurting are the living.
However, please remember that we do not know the circumstances involved. Try not to judge right now.
I say this as a person with mental health issues that cause violent black-outs.
Originally posted by BobS:
True, but most people die of old age or disease. 25 year old rich guy with a newborn committing murder - suicide is pretty rare and shocking, especially one you assume isn't doing hard drugs.
Um suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. And #1 in college students. This is an ignorant post. The only reason people don't hear about suicide is because it's unaccepted in our society and people push it under the rug like it isn't a big deal. When it is.
One of my friends committed suicide when they were only 13 years old.
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