Getting depressed over an increased debt load is normal, experts say. Typically the situation is temporary and as the debt lightens, so does the depression. There are those, however, who don't see a way out of their financial mess and become so despondent they contemplate or attempt suicide. - A record 272,171 homes foreclosed in July 2008 alone. - Over the past year, the number of unemployed people increased by 1.6 million -- bringing the number of total unemployed to 8.8 million. - 79 million people are struggling to pay medical debt. - The average college student graduates with nearly $20,000 in debt. I remember i borrowed $300 from a broker once. I thought it would be small potatoes to pay off. Not much so. They charged me 15% interest per week. I got pay every 2 weeks. Which means there's 1 week where i wouldn't be able to pay them shit. That means i had to give them $50 a week of pure interest alone. 2 weeks = $100 of pure interest. Back then i made only $340 per 2 weeks. So you can guess i was struggling major time. I also had my share of Collection Agencies harrassing me non stop. They would even called at my work! This is very frightening especially because they can basically go into your home and take anything they see fit. They should rename themselves Soul Collection Agency. Anyway, have any of you been so much in debts that suicide seems like the only way out?