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Originally posted by chellim1:
Sorry to hear about your friend and neighbor.

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COVID induced suicide

I have not heard of such a thing.
He was healthy enough to walk the dogs, but committed suicide because he tested COVID positive?
I'm sure that's not it. Probably lost his income and more.
 
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Very sorry to hear this my friend.




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I'm sorry for your loss and will pray for the man's family.
 
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I'm sure that's not it. Probably lost his income and more.

That makes more sense.
This whole pandemic, and even more the reaction to it, has created so many problems.



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Thanks everyone. I'll know more later but I believe COVID ruined his business.



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Wow! That's a tough one. My condolences, Artie.



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Sorry to hear! My condolences sent. Unfortunately I think there will be more that take this route after their life businesses have been ruined by the shutdown.
 
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Originally posted by chellim1:
Sorry to hear about your friend and neighbor.

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COVID induced suicide

I have not heard of such a thing.
He was healthy enough to walk the dogs, but committed suicide because he tested COVID positive?


I'm confused by this as well. It doesn't jive as sarcasm with the request for not responding with the standard cliches.



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Sorry to hear the sad news. Try to stay positive, don't let it drag you down as well.

Had an acquaintance do the same thing on Tuesday. He unfortunately shot himself and the family found him.
 
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Prayers and good thoughts to both you and his family at this tragedy...sadly from doing a little research this is more and more common in this day and time Frown...please, if you are feeling that all this shit is getting to heavy to cope with please reach out to family and friends...remember Spector from a few years ago and how Sigforum helped him over a dark spot in his life...REACH OUT!


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Artie, condolences sent to you and to his family.


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People who are fortunate enough to have not struggled with depression have NO IDEA how hard it can be. For many, it is the beast forever lurking at the door, waiting for that door to crack just a little so it can come in and consume the victim. Depression takes away a person's sense of hope. It convinces them there is no way out; no way life can ever get better; and convinces the victim there is no other way to escape the pain (and believe me, depression hurts worse than any physical injury).

The responses to this pandemic have shut down businesses, ruined people financially, and isolated many people who desperately need social interaction with others.

Reading the Covid thread, suicide hotline calls are up 600%.

Sorry for your loss, Artie. I don't have the words to express my sympathy.



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My condolences. I believe this is occurring quite often but is under reported.


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So sorry to hear this.
I will say a prayer this evening.
 
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I'm sorry to hear this Art.
 
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That is brutal Artie. My sincere condolences.


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I'm so sorry to hear of this tragedy.
I'll pray for your friend, that he may be at peace, and for you and his loved ones, tgat you may be comforted.


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I’m so sorry, Artie. Like Hound Dog, I’m also lacking adequate words.


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Reading the Covid thread, suicide hotline calls are up 600%.


This is the first thing I thought of. Artie’s friend is a victim of this lockdown, and sadly, I think there will be many more before we get back to any semblance of normalcy.
 
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So sorry to hear of your loss.
 
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So sorry to hear. Prayers for all.



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