I hope this brings light to the fact that these thoughts are REAL and need to be treated like something other than "how could you even consider it". I also think she's gonna make more money off saying it that if she'd continued to fight.
I believe that most have have contemplated or thought about it, but are afraid to talk about it because of the stigma attached to it. Believe me, I know, I've battled IT, anxiety and depression most of my life and I mean since I was a teen. I've become more open about expressing my feelings when asked, but I've also seen, so called, friends draw back after I've talked openly about it and my feelings in general. Those that know me know I don't hold back when given the opportunity to speak. Sad to say that I can't even talk about it with the person who's, supposed to be, my best friend. She "can't relate". WE ALL NEED AN EAR TO CHEW ON. I'm thankful for the few in real life, here and FGI who have lent me an ear from time to time. They know who they are. Suicide is seen as an option for peace of mind and by that I mean sometimes the only time you're not tormented is when unconscious. I've been through those desperate times when all I wanted to do was medicate and sleep/become unconscious. It's pure hell/torment and I would only wish it on my worst enemies of which I have none. I've been put on meds and believe me, for some like myself, the side affects are REAL. They affected me in a negative way, as in the driving force to go through with it grew and grew. I thank whoever for "my best friend" who's in the field who told me to discontinue 2 different types of meds they tried immediately or I truly feel I wouldn't be here right now.
All I'm saying is if you know and care about somebody who YOU THINK might be in that situation, offer an ear and a hug before it's too late. When Robin Williams passed, it hurt me bad. It was saaaad to here folks say "but he had so much to live for". I always say when someone does find their "peace" in this manner than you nor I really know what was going through that person's mind as they may truly have found the "peace" they were looking for. I try not to condemn others for things I've done or will do myself. My parents taught me "The Golden Rule" and I TRY to live by it.
Sorry for being so winded and taking the opportunity to share what goes through MY mind at times.
Now back to your regularly scheduled program. Thank you.