suicide is a mortal sin. You go to hell if you do that. And no other way to save yourself, except through the prayers of the living..
Suicide is not a sin, mortal or not. You can't go to hell as there is no such place - if that's the kind of Christianity you believe in, fine, but don't push it on other people, and DON'T JUDGE under the guise of a religion.
...To say one would never consider suicide is to my mind a bit of a far fetched statement. One can never know. Suicide, one does not consider; the longing for it creeps upon a person like a disease, I'd rather say. The first time I had that longing I was perhaps sixteen, I swallowed as many pills as I managed in one go, but apart from white lightening in my eyes and a paralysed tongue, all temporarily, I didn't get very far. That longing which had crept upon me stayed with me in an on and off manner for the next 15 years or so, and only when I turned 30 a change happened in me - I became angry with myself and inwardly forced myself to make a definite one off decision: either to kill myself definitely by a sure method (throat on railroad track) or to decide against it and never ever to think of it again. I made the decision, and it worked.
Some media are now selling it as news that Katy once felt suicidal after her marriage failed. But it isn't news; I don't know where I read it mentioned before, or if it was only allusions which let you guess that she must have felt that way - in any case I didn't hear about it through this article for the first time. Other papers also mention it now as 'the latest' about Katy, and I find it irritating and annoying.
What Katy went through in those ones of her days I can't know because every person is different, and Katy's life circumstances are not mine. Knowing at least that she had that experience, that THING which crept into her for whatever reasons, is enough for me to send my heart out to her, and to silently tell her - It is over, it won't come back, once we make that decision it is gone!
Katy is, as far as I can judge without personally knowing her, a very strong person; I'm not surprised that she survived those days.
From the article in Billboard magazine I mainly gained other things; I enjoyed its positive outlook upon the future where, for example, Katy talks about her music, and her possible future plans.