Following the weekly reading for the week of April 25 - May 2, 2017, in which I had stated that, karmically, in each lifetime we are only given as much as we can handle; neither too much nor too little, just the right amount, one of my viewers asked if people who commit suicide were indeed given more than they could handle and caved in under the stress. Not knowing anyone who has committed suicide, I do not have second-hand knowledge of what drives a person to suicide, though I myself have at my darkest hours felt that it might be the only way out. Personally, I don't consider suicide a solution, but I try not to condemn anyone who has chosen this type of exit because, even though there may not always be a way out, there is usually still a way through. I have read reports where survivors of suicide attempts knew that it was a mistake the moment they, e.g., jumped off the ledge. Therefore it seems that suicide is primarily an act of desperation where the person did not find the right kind of help for their problem, though there are certainly other causes and reasons for suicide as well. In most cases, the person who attempts to commit suicide sees no other option or alternative, or perhaps their pain feels so great to them that they want relief from it and view killing themselves as the only end to their trauma. I do believe that everyone who successfully commits suicide was meant to do so because everything that happens happens exactly as it is supposed to. Many people, spiritual and non-spiritual alike, view suicide as a type of selfish and/or weak cop-out, with those who are more spiritual believing that the soul will need to come back and re-face the same issues. I, however, view suicide as a natural, albeit unfortunate, part of life, the lessons from which are not necessarily meant for the suicide victim but for those close to them who are being "left behind." And yes, some of the souls will very likely face similar issues in subsequent lifetimes as it may be their soul's journey to eventually overcome them.