Do you think that celebrity suicidal attempts and/or successful suicides increase the overall rate of suicide in society? This analogy was recently in the news referring to American suicide rate increasing after Robin Williams death. Interested in others thoughts on this idea.
I think it brings awareness that people struggle that you never would have guessed. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about...be kind always!! When you have no support and don’t know where to turn...what’s the point in living!!
@A MyDepressionTeam Member, I believe it does.. Look at Linkin Parks singer, Chester Bennington. He committed suicide in the exact same way his best friend,( can't think of his name)( singer) on his birthday.. I personally know 2 people that died by suicide within a couple of months apart.. So I think it gives others more courage to follow through on it.. It's very sad..
@A MyDepressionTeam Member it's strange that you asked this. Ive struggled with his suicide and can't figure out any reconciliation. In fact, I googled him just a few days ago. Robin was my hero and when he died, I was crushed. And I admit that I felt defeated afterwards. I didn't know, however, that he had developed a type of dementia and the effects are what led to his death. So, I do think that, yes, it could possibly influence people. But that's why professional help & support from friends and family is so incredibly important. To help you see the truth.
No. I think it is a tragedy in the first place. But it may shock someone into realizing that there are alternatives to suffering.