i know that you might be feeling unwanted, sad, or depressed today. but hear me out. you are important. What is usually the number one cause of suicides? Depression. Paranoia. Anxiety. Much, much more. The truth is most of these are caused with being insecure about yourself and those around you.
You could either be having a really hard time at school, or your home, or at a war with yourself. Which ever one of these it is--I know how you feel.
Most people start feeling tired with this feeling of constant sadness, so they search for an escape. An exit. Suicide.
Let me be the first, though not the last, to tell you; Suicide is not the answer. Suicide does not stop the pain. In fact it only ends the possibility of getting better.
The pain you are feeling is just that. A feeling.
And I know there are people out there who don't know how to cope. Or now to handle this. When someone offers you a way out--don't stand there and say no. If you want the pain to stop, then you will try everything in your power to stop it. That means do everything. So take my advice.
Suicide does not take your pain away. It just gives the pain to another.
To someone you loved. To someone who looked up to you. Don't you dare say there is no one. There is always someone. Your parents, your teachers, your classmates, your friends, your brothers, your sisters, your boyfriend, your girlfriend...Yourself.
Look up to yourself. Make yourself the person you would want to meet. Be someone that you love.
You can choose to make life great, or you can quit.
Yes--suicide is quitting.
Thats just what it is.
Do you know why? Because you, yes you, are important. You were given the right to be on this planet. To walk. To breathe. To eat. And to deny those rights, is selfish. You have the right to be happy--and I know its going to be hard. But I know you can make it. And when you make it, you'll not only be proud of who you are and what you have become, but you will look back and see the lengths that you have come.
The miracle of life, is truly that.
Look at the beauty of it.
6 billion people on this planet, and not ONE person is the same as the next. Different personalities, likes, interests, looks, eyes, hair, race, dislikes, tastes, clothes, and privileges.
Sure, you may not have the same clothes as the millionaire's children next door, but you have clothes. You have something on your back. You have a life.
Many don't have that.
And even those who don't have that--they should still be thankful for what they do have.
When the going gets rough, stand like a wall.
Don't let people get the better of you.
You know why? You're just agreeing to what people say. There is always going to be someone who judges you, and you can't have everyone in the world love you. But those around who do love you--don't push them away.
Don't test them.
If they stay--then it was meant to be.
If they don't stay--good riddance.
Take them out of your life. Don't let them hurt you again. Depression is just a storm in your life. Everyone goes through it.
You are important.
I want you to look around and find that someone who has has always been there for you. Or something. Like your pet, or your books, or anything that helped take the pain away--hug it.
Some do self harm, and I want you to throw those things away. Self harm doesn't take away the pain, you know why? You're basically hurting yourself. That adds pain.
Suicide is serious business. And although they were people who may not have been strong enough to go on, they just didn't get the right help. Tell someone. They can help. I know they can.
I will live.
I will love.
And even if I am broken--I will be thankful that I have had the privilege to have my heart broken. You should do the same.
Dying is never the answer--especially when you have the freedom to live.
hurting yourself is never the key to release. you are blaming yourself for things that are not your fault. victim-blaming is never the right thing to do. instead, think about some alternatives to rid yourself of any negative energy.
scribble on photos of people in magazines.
tear apart newspapers, photos, or magazines.
go to the gym, dance, or exercise.
go to the gym, dance, or exercise.
write your feelings on paper then burn it.
slash an empty plastic soda bottle or a piece of heavy cardboard.
run your hands under freezing cold water.
snap a rubber band or hair band against your wrist.
take a bath with ice cubes.
write out lyrics to your favorite song.
memorize a poem with meaning.
learn to swear in another language.
go outside and watch the clouds roll by.
let yourself cry.
write words in the sand and let them wash away.
feel your pulse to prove you’re ALIVE.
light a candle and watch the flame.
remember that you don’t have to hurt yourself just because you’re thinking about self-harm.
repeat to yourself “I don’t deserve to be hurt” until you believe it.
on many bridges in big cities, the police have installed phones that call directly to a suicide hotline 24/7 if someone thinks they will jump. if you feel that you or someone you know is in need of help, don't hesitate to call.
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (2433) – Can use in US, U.K., Canada and Singapore
Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-999-9999
National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK (8245)
National Adolescent Suicide Helpline: 1-800-621-4000
Postpartum Depression: 1-800-PPD-MOMS
NDMDA Depression Hotline – Support Group: 1-800-826-3632
Crisis Help Line – For Any Kind of Crisis: 1-800-233-4357
Suicide & Depression Crisis Line – Covenant House: 1-800-999-9999
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide: (UK only) 0844-561-6855
Beyondblue info line: (Australia only) 1300-22-4636
24/7 Crisis Line:(Canada only) 905-522-1477
Lifeline Australia: 13-11-14 Domestic Abuse:
National Child Abuse Helpline: 1-800-422-4453
National Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Domestic Violence Hotline (TDD): 1-800-787-32324
Center for the Prevention of School Violence: 1-800-299-6504
Child Abuse Helpline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-800-548-2722
Healing Woman Foundation (Abuse): 1-800-477-4111
Child Abuse Hotline Support & Information: 1-800-792-5200
Women’s Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline: (UK Only) 0345 023 468
Sexual Abuse Centre: (UK Only) 0117 935 1707
Sexual Assault Support (24/7, English & Spanish): 1-800-223-5001
Domestic & Teen Dating Violence (English & Spanish: 1-800-992-2600
Relationships Australia: 1300-364-277 Alcohol & Drug Abuse:
National Association for Children of Alcoholics: 1-888-55-4COAS (1-888-554-2627)
National Drug Abuse: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Al-Anon/Alateen Hope & Help for young people who are the relatives & friends of a problem drinker): 1-800-344-2666
Alcohol/Drug Abuse Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Be Sober Hotline: 1-800-BE-SOBER (1-800-237-6237)
Cocaine Help Line: 1-800-COCAINE (1-800-262-2463)
24 Hour Cocaine Support Line: 1-800-992-9239
Ecstasy Addiction: 1-800-468-6933
Marijuana Anonymous: 1-800-766-6779