Tiny warning- This one is going to be a little heavy. If the realness of someone going through a dark time is too much for you, please turn around. Suicide Prevention Hotline Number 800-273-8255.
The struggles of life are very real to all of us. Many of us have found ways to handle those tribulations, but some of us aren’t able to steady that rocking boat in these crazy seas, no matter how hard they try.
In the past few years, I have experienced the heartbreak of losing a few close people to me to suicide. 💔 At first, I was so incredibly angry with those people. It was just “so selfish” of them, to be so uncaring about how they would make others feel by taking their own lives. I absolutely couldn’t believe it. Then, I went on to being upset with myself for it. Feeling like there had to have been SOMETHING that I could’ve done to prevent that from happening. “Why wasn’t I there?! Why didn’t I see the signs? What could I have done different to save them?!” Those questions kept ring in my head, day in and day out. It was truly haunting!
One day I had to get real with myself, though, and realize that there’s so much more to suicide than just stopping someone from doing it. There’s a reason, there’s pain, there’s a disease, there’s a need for something, and that person feels they cannot speak up for some reason. There’s so much more involved than any attention seeking or it being a selfish act.
⛤That is the suicide prevention hotline number. If you or someone you know needs help, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL. Our lives and time on this earth are way too precious!⛤
It’s so INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT to talk to our kids/teenagers about any issues that they may be having, especially with movies like “13 Reasons Why” coming out. I feel like movies like that don’t exactly bring awareness to suicide, but rather glorify it in a sickening way.
Do not shut your kids out. Do not shut your family out if they need help. Not your friends, co-workers, or even a stranger. If we can save someone, and those that they know, from the pain of this disease, then I think that we have done the utmost.
Anyone that you can help, please do!!! Allow them to speak up, encourage them to speak up, lend your ears and heart, and love one another! Please do not make the mistake of turning a cold shoulder. We’re all in this together 😉
ONCE AGAIN- – – –