Suicide Is Not An Option

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Suicide Is Not An Option

With the recent news of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park passing away due to an apparent suicide, there is a lot of talk about mental health right now. There is definitely a wide range of emotion being seen as people talk about the passing of an influential name in music. Some people feel a lot of grief, some feel angry as they see suicide as a selfish act. The reality is, unless you’ve experienced depression – you don’t know what thoughts go through your head during such a difficult time.

With that being said, if you’re suffering from depression, anxiety or have just been going though a difficult time in your life – know this – suicide is not an option. Today we will be talking about the effects of suicide, what can bring someone to it and how it affects everyone around you. If you have thoughts of suicide, please know that you are very much wanted and have a purpose in this world. Call the Michigan Suicide Hotline (800) 273-8255.


Selfish or Selfless?

To someone who has never suffered from suicidal thoughts or tendencies, it can seem like a very cowardly act. It may seem selfish to them, as they are likely leaving behind family and friends. However, to the person who is suicidal – this is not the case.

To the person going through this very troubling time, suicide is not a selfish act – it is selfless. To them, they feel as though they are doing the world a favor. It’s as if the world would be a better place if they were gone. However, this is not the case. Every person on the Earth has a purpose in life – when things are looking down they will always get better.


Mental Illness

Mental illness and suicide usually go hand-in-hand. When someone is suffering from a mental illness, the illness can take over and cause such great pain that they believe the only means of escape is death. In a lot of cases, the victim may not even realize that they are dealing with a mental illness. This is what makes it so dangerous.


Know You Are Wanted

If you have ever had suicidal thoughts – know you are not alone. Other people have felt the way you felt, and have gotten through these difficult times. You do not have to fight alone.

You are wanted in this world. There are people who love you. Please, if you are thinking suicidal thoughts, talk to someone. Suicide is an awful thing and affects everyone around you. Even if you think people are better off without you, know that you are not thinking rationally. Everyone in this world has a purpose – you still have time to find yours. If you need someone to talk to, Holy Cross Counselling is there.

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