Monday 21 August 2017

'Suicide' article deeply troubling

Kevin Myers' article dealing with suicide was troubling in both tone and content (Irish Independent, February 11).

He fails to comprehend that it is precisely the depth of someone's anguish that compels them to seek escape from suffering in suicide rather than a longing for death.

Equally, it is the depth of this despair that prevents a person from imagining the hurt caused by their passing.

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