Monday, June 16, 2008

sad news

Today one of the residents at one of the condos where I work jumped off the roof off the building.

Apparently he did not think his life was worth living anymore.

He did, however, survive the fall...and, as of this afternoon, is expected to recover.

It's such sad news. I didn't know him well, but saw him on an almost daily basis. He was a really nice guy. He also has 2 small children.

I'm not sure why I'm posting's just been on my mind all day and has not allowed me to concentrate on anything else.

How can life be so bad that you don't want to continue it?


k said...

so sad! hopefully now he is able to get the help he needs. i can't imagine feeling that way, so desperate. understandable that you just needed to get it out...

Judy Haley said...

that's heartbreaking. and I understand you needing to post about it. I think I would too.

Mrs Pop said...

Suicide pisses me off more than just about anything else. It is the ultimate selfish act.

Two small children???

I'm glad that he's going to recover. I hope that he gets whatever help he needs because his life stopped being about him the moment he made a child.


Sorry if I don't sound compassionate. I'm sorry for the people in his life.

Rachel said...

That is very sad!

janet said...

That's terribly sad. Hopefully he will get the mental health care he needs! I read somewhere once that many people who fail at suicide end up being happy, normal people later in life.

Liz said...

OMG that is crazy! And with 2 small so sad.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Thats heartbreaking....good thing he got a second chance maybe to realize life IS worht living.