Just the words send a chill up one’s spine. And Yet…
As shocking as this may seem to some, I have had many thoughts of doing just this throughout my life.
I have a few attempts.
I obviously never succeeded 😛
I used to think I was a coward for not doing it. It is not until speaking with a few Professionals – read as Doctors – that I was offered the perspective that it actually takes more courage to endure the feelings that lead you to suicidal thoughts than it is to actually do it. To take your own life.
No matter what your opinion, we cannot deny that Suicide is a very serious problem in our society.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), someone around the globe commits suicide every 40 seconds. In the year 2000, 815,000 people lost their lives to suicide — more than double the number of people who die as a direct result of armed conflict every year (306,600). For people between the ages of 15 and 44, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death and the sixth leading cause of disability and infirmity worldwide.
Let me repeat the stats:
1 person commits suicide, in the world, every 40 seconds!!! It is the”[…] fourth leading cause of death and sixth leading cause of disability and infirmity worldwide [!!]”
Here you can find the stats worldwide.
It has some Great and Important Pertinent and Useful Information. Anywhere from How to Understand Suicidal Thoughts, How to Decrease these, and How to Decrease having them in the Future.
Please know that thoughts of suicide are probably much more rampant than we care to admit.
All one need feel is despair, angst, depression, alone, tired, hopeless, overwhelmed, etc. to start entertaining thoughts of this sort.
It is due to the 3 suicides that I have learned about just this week that I feel prompted to write this.
I know firsthand that sometimes things seem impossible. That it will Never End! That your only way out is…well This!
Take heart, Nothing, NOTHING lasts forever.
As corny and cliché as this is, it is True!
This too shall pass…
Please check out the COMH site and look at THIS document. It is worth the time.
And what helped me, was a sympathetic ear. Knowing that I was not alone and that someone, somewhere cared.
However, Guilt of how those left behind would deal with things – because though I kept saying that they were better off without me – maybe, just maybe someone you know will truly miss you and this will devastate them.
I apologize if I am all over the place, but I have been writing this for a week and never know how to begin again or end.
Please, listen and be there.
God Love You ♥