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The Hopelessness of Suicide

I find it more saddening than most when I hear about people driven to the utter hopelessness that epitomises suicide. L’Wren Scott and the stories being released in the press about her suicide remind us that people from all walks of life are susceptible to this feeling of ultimate despair. Much is being made about her failing fashion empire and threatened bankruptcy however it never takes just one thing to push people to feel that suicide is the only option, rather a long history of depression, low self-esteem and a feeling of isolation which is common to all who contemplate suicide. The fact that L’Wren hung herself tells me just how serious she was about not wanting to live anymore.

The press of course are enjoying printing insinuations about her partner Mick Jagger and why he could let her get to the point where she felt suicide was the only option, the truth of course is that he will have known that she was depressed but she may never have given any inclination about suicide being an option she was considering. It would be impossible for Mick to spot the signs of L’Wren actively contemplating suicide, those signs that only a professional would pick up on, and she would probably seem no different than when she was depressed or stressed previously. Most people suffering from depression withdraw from the world therefore making it impossible to spot signs such as weight loss, being extremely agitated and reckless or extremely apathetic behaviour.

A terrible, needless loss of life that could have been prevented given the right treatment at the appropriate time if L’Wren had only asked for it.

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