But for a person going through a temporary hard time or in a chemical withdrawal period or on a new medicine, the desire may be short-lived. Making it hard for them to physically act may buy time for a change in the circumstances that led to the desire. Things change, and when they do, that person may no longer think about committing suicide.
So much paper, so little time. The “should-dos” of life — from flossing to oil changes — overwhelm me. It’s hard to know where the priorities should be. In “Doesn’t Remind Me,” the late Chris Cornell sings about “the things that I’ve loved, the things that I’ve lost, the things I’ve held sacred, that I’ve dropped.” Try to hold on to the sacred parts of your financial life that help you stay financially healthy.
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Investopedia.com.)
— By Kathryn Hauer, financial planner with Wilson David Investment Advisors