Monday 11 December 2017

Christina Reihill: When you are suicidal, you need logic, not laments

Clear thinking is critical for someone in distress as sentimentality just doesn’t penetrate their mind, writes Christina Reihill

Christina Reihill

‘WHEN you’re not honest with yourself, you’re lying, you’re lying from morning to night," said Nicolas Sarkozy last week as he hit the campaign trail or maybe that’s how I interpreted what he was saying.

Reports of Whitney Houston’s daughter and her primal screams in the wake of her mother’s death touched an old wound but it was something written in this paper the week before that which was the real source of my anguish.

The article by Eilis O’Hanlon claimed those who committed suicide were selfish and that ’touchy feely’ responses to those who die this way were useless to everyone, particularly those left behind.

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