Did you know someone that took their own life? I do.
It doesn't matter if it is a relative, a friend, a co-worker, or an acquaintance, the pain of losing someone is difficult. Knowing that it is by their own hands is worse for many reasons. You have the shock, sadness, anger, confusion, and many unanswered questions.
Little do these people know is that their self-inflicted actions create more pain than it is intended to cause. If these folks can see what pain they caused to their loved ones, they will probably have second ideas before taking the pills, pointing the gun, or putting the noose around their necks.
It is never worth it.
If I could talk to an individual considering wanting to end their life, I would tell them the following message:
"Please think about what you are about to do. Think about the people who you will hurt. I know life is looking bad. We are facing some tough times and things look very difficult, but that is no reason to even consider taking your own life!!
Believe it or not, you are a strong person and can overcome whatever is being thrown at you. We all have problems. I have problems. Does that mean that I would want to end my life because of it? Not a chance!! I know that no matter what happens to me, I will survive because I know that all my problems are only temporary.
Never give up on life!! There is always something good around the corner!! All you have to do is keep living to find out what it is!! If you pull that trigger, you will never know!!
Give life another chance!! You have people that love you. I love you!! There are people that still care about you!! What message are you giving them if you do this?
Please think about this!!"
If people heard messages like this, chances are that they would think before they take their own lives. It shows care, concern, encouragement, and love. Believe it or not, there are people that need it.
If you know someone that is considering taking their own life, please talk to them. Show them that there are some things in life that are still worth living for. There is still time to touch a heart and lend a hand, before it's too late.
That is all I have for now. Take care and thank you for your time and attention.
P.S. For more information on this, please go to the following sites below:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (CLICK HERE)
SAVE (CLICK HERE)
SPRC (CLICK HERE)