Please Don’t Kill Yourself

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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.

Don’t do it.
Ask for help!
Don’t quit.

Please.
People love you.
You matter.
Things can change.

Unless it’s too late.

*Sadly, I heard the news that a very good man that I know took his own life last night. I pray that if you are reading this because you are considering suicide, that you will know that someone is out there that wants to talk to you. Please call https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/. Or call your local mental health authority. Or call your mom or dad or sister or someone who will listen. You are loved. Unfortunately some suicides happen in the heat of the moment. Please keep your guns and ammo locked up if you are experiencing relationship, job or mental health issues! Give them to someone you trust. Better safe than sorry.


18 comments

  1. 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. ๐Ÿ™

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.
    โค๏ธ&๐Ÿ™

    • 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!

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