Your horoscope: If you're feeling down and depressed and want to kill yourself, please don't use the train. It inconveniences thousands of people and we're not going to feel too kindly about your problems. Call a friend. If your friends aren't sympathetic, find new friends. If you can't find a friend, call a hotline or a mental health help line.
Jumping in front of a train just to make your girlfriend feel sorry for you only proves your ridiculous narcissistic selfishness in your so-called relationship. She doesn't exist just to serve your needs alone. She is not responsible for your happiness and well-being. Relationships are a two-way street requiring selflessness, sacrifice, and more empathy than your tiny frog brain is capable of.
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Yup. Permanent solution to a temporary problem. That person needed a bike, bad.
Your amazing ignorance of Depression is obvious. It's not uncommon but obvious. If someone is willing jump in front of a train, then a relationship was probably just the trigger and something deeper was going on. Clinical, long term depression is becoming more common, or at least recognized more frequently. Unfortunately public knowledge is slower to catch up.
Read William Styron's "Darkness Visible." It's less than one hundred pages, and will shrink your ignorance and increase your knowledge.
OK fritz, sorry if I sounded preachy (which in hindsight I did).
Self-medication certainly isn't healthy, but many suicide victims use drugs or alcohol (just a legal drug) to anesthetize themselves before the act. I can't pretend to know what was going on in the guy's head, nor can anyone, but blaming people with depressive syndromes for committing suicide is the same as blaming people with cancer for dying from tumors. Death isn't necessarily the outcome of either disease with good treatment, but sometimes good treatment fails and no treatment almost always does.
I'll get off my Penny Farthing now, it's just hard when you have lost people you care for.