“These are questions of mental health and must be addressed in the proper way by clinicians. But taking your own life because a teacher had once beaten you, or a tutor gave you a humiliating dressing-down is an absolutely disproportionate, and indeed wrong, response to a bad event.”
Barry Singleton writes:
I came across a piece on the Irish Catholic on depression and suicide. Mary Kenny calls for lesson in stoicism in young people, which she describes as: “the Greek philosophy of enduring suffering bravely and without complaint.” – needless to say, this flies in the face of all the campaigning and work done to encourage young people to talk, reach out and get the help they need.