Suicide, Anyone?

Since I learned about the death of Suzanne Horne, who allegedly killed herself with a gunshot wound to the head, I have been thinking about this awful topic. My thoughts are here. I invite your feedback.

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  1. Powerful post Sandy.

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  2. Oh, Sandy. How hard it is to lose someone you treasure. I can't imagine willfully taking my own life, but I can't begin to understand the pain those people who do take their lives must be going through. The photo of Suzanne on your sidebar shows a gal who looks happy...and so full of life. Obviously she wasn't. I so hope she's found her peace now. In her misery, I don't think she had a clue how her death would affect those that love her. Blessings to ALL of you - Suzanne, Sandy and all the other lives Suzanne touched.

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  3. It´s so strange that someone would post a blog on christmas day, act like nothing is wrong and then do a suicide. It only goes to show that we never really know what´s going on behind the foreheads of other people.

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  4. Anonymous3:45 AM

    There's a note on her side blog from 2007 about "Suicide" which is telling. I think I found her obituary and guestbook at http://www.legacy.com/meridianstar/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=121904336.

    It is very hard to understand, from the outside.

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  5. suicide is definitely one of the most tragic events in the human history.

    it's hard to accept that it happens, but it's also hard to understand why it happens.

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  6. I left a comment on your other post--still getting my head around the whole tragedy. We have no idea what a painful time of year this can be for some of us; or how a life that's perfect on the outside can be so hard to face from inside.

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  7. It is a tragedy no matter how you look at it. I like to think she is a peace now.

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  8. well I won't read about her as we've had a suicide in my family-a cousin who was a doctor in calif with 3 sons-one who was suicidal. it seems so unfair to those left behind although an escape for those who end their lives...his family has gone forward but dearly miss him as i think he misses them. it's a sad situation all around but only the knowledge that our life doesn't end but continues in another sphere can give us hope for understanding better one day. I'm sure it grief God too.

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  9. As someone who lost a parent on Christmas Day due to illness, the intentional taking of one's life is difficult for me to grasp, although during the holidays I realize it can be a not too infrequent occurrence. Still, I am troubled by the fact that this woman, who now has a name and a face, could put on one face for the world and yet hide a deeply troubled face inside.

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  10. One of my brothers took his own life. This is a post I can't read but I do know that the pain of thinking about his desperation and of losing him never really leaves. I did have a beautiful dream recently that gave me hope that on the other side he has truly found peace, for that I am grateful. Even though it's been almost 10 years since he left this earth, the memory is still so vivid. A terrible tragedy for any family to face.

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  11. I had no idea this happened until looking here. I did not know her name but I truly loved her blog. Did you know her personally? I'm truly saddened.

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  12. Anonymous8:44 PM

    http://hastyruminations.wordpress.com/2008/12/30/don-mclean/

    -Greg

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  13. Sandy, don't get stopped too long. we need you and your blogs...a friend Lin

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  14. Sandy, I did not know of this dreadful tragedy.
    When I was a boy I didn't understand suicide: now I do, even if it's difficult to explain the reasons.

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  15. I hadn't heard about this either. When I saw the photo and caption in your sidebar it hit me like a brick in the head. Then I saw this post and it was like being hit all over again.

    I can't really say I knew her, but we'd exchanged a few emails, and I had a great respect for her work as an artist.

    The world is a poorer place today.

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  16. I am so sorry, This has been like hit hard on the first day of the year. I had her on my followers list & she was always so nice & cheerful!

    Condolence from India.

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  17. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Wow, Sandy, I had no idea. I'm sorry. And it's just so very sad. Thanks for remembering her.

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