I know, the title of this blog post looks dark and gloomy, but don’t worry. Not everything is as it seems. It’s important to remember that suicide has been deemed something we shouldn’t talk about by our society standards. That’s not okay. I don’t like it at all.
Emotional state: happy but tired…as usual
Mental state: Work work work work
It is so true. Suicide is just “SO BAD”. Yes, you’re right, it is a very terrible thing. But if you feel the need to vent or just get something off your chest (suicide related or what not) talk to someone. Hell, tell me. I don’t mind to listen. It’s better to get it all out there instead of holding it inside, letting it build up until finally…you do something you can’t take back.
I’m not ashamed at all to say that this is something that NEEDS to be talked about to everyone. We hush it away and put it down with “you’ll be alright” and “this too shall pass”. Those are very true statements, but the last thing someone wants to hear while experiencing suicidal thoughts is that it will get better. That’s not what’s on their mind. Let them talk and just spill their heart to you. Don’t hush it away.
I had a strange dream about a friend recently that led me to tell them how much they were loved. In the dream they killed themselves. This person has had issues with suicide in the past and I didn’t want to take any chances. Some people don’t think dreams have meaning but I do. I believe it 100%.
Just reach out to someone. If you think someone is thinking about suicide or they’ve just mentioned it in a nonchalant way, talk to them. Be with them. Remain a shoulder they can cry on if they need it. Don’t walk away or let yourself wonder. Many people who have been on the brink of suicide have said that they were stopped by people who came to them when they were at their lowest, about to take their own life. They were helped by just a few words. Sometimes that’s all it takes. Just someone who really cares about you.
Today’s post was going to be about a few other things, but we’ll get into that tomorrow. Just remember that if you are thinking of committing suicide, you are NOT alone. Call me, text me or call the suicide help line. I will list that number at the bottom of this post.
Just remember that people are here for you. Don’t use a permanent solution to fix a temporary problem because I promise…there is something that can be done. Just talk to SOMEONE.
Blessed Be )0(
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255