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Not wanting to become a burden

When people are not able to perform in a role, or are unable to fulfil a purpose, it’s not just that they feel their life is of no value. They feel that they are a burden to others. 

'She never wanted to be a burden.'

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Suicidal person point of view

“I’ve found that it gets to a stage when I feel that I am a burden. I never ever think I want to get out for me. It always gets to a stage where I think it’s not fair on the people I love. So it always feels in my addled brain like I’m doing it for them.”

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Suicidal person point of view

“I’ve found that it gets to a stage when I feel that I am a burden. I never ever think I want to get out for me. It always gets to a stage where I think it’s not fair on the people I love. So it always feels in my addled brain like I’m doing it for them.”

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Family/friend point of view

 “She definitely was afraid of being a burden to us as well. She would quite often say to me: 'Would you rather have me whatever state I'm in? Or not at all?'  And I mean obviously I would rather have her whatever state. But she never wanted to be a burden. Never could we have thought of her as a burden, but she was taking a lot of our emotional resources.  And she could see that.”