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“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.

The Virtue Of Stoicism (Mary Kenny, The Irish Catholic)