wildartist, you are a wise woman. Very well stated.
One of my great-grandfather’s did jump during the depression. They were solidly middle class and used to nice things ( I have a photo of my grandmother & her parents in their new car in 1909 or 1910 for example), and then he lost his job. Given the stigma of suicide, my grandmother always maintained that he was drunk and fell off the building roof, but his death certificate says otherwise.