Whatever is going on,
whoever hurt you.
That thing you did wrong,
or are afraid to do.
That lost job or broken heart
is not all there is.
You can fall apart
but don’t give up.
That voice in your head is lying.
Don’t do it.
Ask for help!
People love you.
Things can change.
Unless it’s too late.
If you need help, please call 800-273-8255 , https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/. Or call your local mental health authority. Just Google “Crisis hot line” . Or call your mom or dad or sister or someone who will listen. You are loved. If you have a plan to kill yourself, please tell someone so they can help you.
Oh Paula, I’m so sorry. We had a kid in our youth group that was the kid everyone looked up to – outgoing, popular, a performer … and apparently depressed, but no one knew until he was gone. Such a shock.
When you ask someone how they are, and they say “fine,” a good follow-up question might be, “Are you really?”
I’m totally shocked. I was just at their house for a graduation party Saturday. So sad, just terrible. Leaves kids and grandkids. 😦
I am so sorry. A million years ago when I was in High School there was this guy who was one of the smartest kids around. He seemed to have everything going for him. Yet, on the anniversary of his mother’s death, he took his life. An entire high school went into shock and mourning. its correct, don’t always take an “I’m fine” as the final answer.
Such a tragedy. 😦
Yeah. Any time I see or hear of something like this I think of how much they had to offer and how much was lost. How badly must one be hurting to do such a thing.
Yes we just don’t know what is going on.
So, so sad. My friend from junior high posts positive messages all the time on FB because her brother committed suicide. You do what you can to reach others.
oh my friend, I am so sorry for the loss of this precious life. May the Lord have mercy
Thank you , Brenda . I still can hardly believe it.
Thank you for talking about this subject. We don’t pay enough attention to mental health
Dear Paula, very few of us have not been touched by suicide, and more of us than admit it have “toyed” with the idea, sometimes to a serious degree.
See http://matthewsleethmd.com/books/hope-always/ by Matthew Sleeth. In the book he gives an excellent “tool” that alone is worth the price; The Life Continuum Scale on pages 40-41. There are also helps in the back of the book on how to address anyone you may suspect is considering suicide (-5 to -10 on the LCS).
The bottom line is Jesus always brings Hope and Live. The devil always, ALWAYS, brings despair and death.
I found out he had just been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. I don’t think he was thinking clearly. It was just so unlike him. Wish I had been able to talk to him. Thanks for the resource CA. People need hope!
We lost a dear friend to suicide 6/11/20 & it is still hard to wrap my head around.