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Can a General Call Suicide "Selfish"?

Maryann45 Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 11:15 AM
I had a grandson that commited suicide after his second tour in Iraq. He was diagnosed as having problems but was so busy supporting his family he didn't take time to get the help he needed. Unfortunately his seven year old son found him when he came home from school. The boy is now getting help with his problems fortunately.
rosalyn3 Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 12:21 PM
Sadly, I think this illustrates the selfishness of suicide. His own son now has problems to unravel that are just as serious if not more than the fathers.
On his army blog of January 19, the commanding general of Fort Bliss (Texas), Major General Dana Pittard, wrote regarding members of the military who commit suicide:

"I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act. I am personally fed up with soldiers who are choosing to take their own lives so that others can clean up their mess. Be an adult, act like an adult and deal with your real-life problems like the rest of us."

According to the National Journal, "Pittard's blunt comments about suicide have raised eyebrows throughout the military. . . . Suicide-prevention...

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