I need some prayers for a friend of mine who is having many difficulties in her life right now and is considering taking her own life.
Let me just explain. She’s recently been diagnosed with bipolar and borderline personality disorder. When her boss at work found out, he made it his mission to have her fired. It’s so mean I can not even fathom it. He went around to all the other employeees and told them she was ‘mentally unstable’ and that they all needed to keep and eye on her. He gave them all evaluation sheets to fill out on her so that he could get her fired.
And in addition to that, her home is in foreclosure, she must find a new place for her family to live by September 9th. She has recently filed for bankruptcy so no one wants to rent to her. She’s in an abusive marriage to a man who has an addiction and it looks as if they might be homeless soon along with their 2 children.
She has told me that it seems the only way out is suicide. Apparently when she told her psychologist about her desire to take her own life, the psychologist said, “you don’t seem that depressed to me.”
I am beside myself trying to help her but I can’t give her money or anything to change her circumstance like that. I even wonder if Jesus can help her. It all seems to overwhelming and hopeless.
Can anyone recommend anything, a book, a prayer, a suggestion to help this poor woman end her suffering without taking her own life? She is a Catholic with great devotion to Mary but as she suffers she grows further away from God. It’s as if the more she suffers, the less she trusts God.
Prayers would be great, too. Please pray for Hildagard (her confirmation name).