I appreciate this post so very much. We have lost precious members of our community and I’ve always been taught that suicide equals hell. I don’t know remember specifically being taught, let me be clear. Its just always been stuck in my mind. I appreciate this explanation and the kindness in which it is shared so very much!
Let’s just get that right out there, shall we?
And I’d also like to say this is not a topic in which I’m willing to discuss and listen to dissenting opinions. While I’m someone who loves to argue, and even be in the wrong if proven so, hell is not a place we mess with. So allow me to tell you what I know to be true.
First of all, a little about me…
I’m the wife of a man who has attempted suicide multiple times. Additionally, I’m the daughter-in-law of a man who died from mental illness. I also happen to be one hell of an advocate for mental health. With a doctorate in Special Education, I thrive on fighting for those who can’t easily fight for themselves. And I fight best with research.
So let’s start with those of you who believe suicide is a sin.
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