Today is World Suicide Prevention day and this post is going to be about that.
If you can reach out, you will touch something. That’s the message I want to share. It’s ok to talk about this stuff. Contemplating suicide is ok. Just, contemplate it lots, before you do anything, and contemplate life as well, in equal measure. It’s important to be balanced. When I was struggling with suicidal idealisation, I found mindfulness meditation really helped, and journalling, and doodling. Find a way to let the thoughts out safely.
Talking about suicide needs to be easier. The responsibility of that does not lie with suicidal people. It lies with people who can say they will listen. Not act, or change, listen. Knowing that someone hears, and wants to hear, is what helps. Don’t expect someone to ask for help. Offer help. 🙂
Personal decisions are personal decisions. But please never make a permanent decision because you feel alone or unloved or a burden on others. You are not alone. You are not unloved. You are not a burden.
Sometimes, people hurt. Sometimes, people are hurt. And sometimes, people look after each other. It might not be the people you expect, but there are people who love you. You don’t have to hide. Life isn’t permanent, and nothing in the universe is permanent, including sadness or depression or bullying or abuse or poverty or anything bad. There is always room for change. Hold on to what you have to. ❤