dear Coastie, this is an interesting post to follow.
It doesn't matter one bit that you are gay, that's your decision and no one has any right to chastise you, each to their own.
I am the same as Mr. J religion is ew, and anybody is entitled to their own way of life.
Why don't you google 'Reachout.com' or google this 'places for gay people to talk in aus. there are many places for you to contact and one thing leads to another.
People attempt suicide because of depression all their problems add up to boiling point, and it's at this stage is when we need help and support, but this means that there is someone we can contact, a split second is crucial and that's all it takes to end our life, so we should have a list of a few people we can contact, and it has to be written done where we can find it, and again we are only talking about 1/4 of a second, and we have to talk to ourselves to ring person A , lifeline or person K.
Maybe we can also write down who will be left to cope with this tragedy, the people we love so much, this may then shock you into not going ahead with it.
These are the people that we hug, kiss and cuddle, those so important to us and vice-versa. Geoff.