Suicide: A Touchy Subject


Hello everyone!

I have been working on this post for a couple of weeks now, planning and compiling answers for the questions and it is finally time to post it! I’m super excited about this post because it’s my first post with contributions from others. Please take a minute to read!

I was originally going to do this in video format, but quickly realized I don’t have that kind of equipment or expertise, so text format it is! What I did was ask several different people a few questions and get their answers. Here’s what happened.

Why do you think people commit suicide?

I think people commit suicide because they’re so depressed, have trauma or see no way out.
-Anonymous

Oh man. They have a void in their heart that only Christ can fill and they haven’t allowed Him to. They tried drugs, sex, self-harm, pornography, fitting in by doing things that aren’t them, and relying on other worldly sources and people to do for them what they can only do themselves. They feel alone and unfit for society and instead of embracing their individuality they end their lives.
-Dan

I think people commit suicide because they feel worthless and feel like they don’t belong. I feel some people might feel like they are not loved and are not worth being alive. When I attempted suicide a flood of emotions was going through my mind. I felt worthless. I felt like no one cared about me. It’s different for everyone though. Different people feel different things when they are thinking about committing suicide. I feel the reason people commit suicide is because they are lost and feel like something’s missing or an event in their life caused them to start feeling low and that’s when they decide they want to die.
-Victoria

Because they are tired of hurting or being hurt.
-Anonymous

I think people commit suicide because they feel useless, they feel this world would be better without them, or because the stress in their life is just too much to handle.
-Ashley

Because they feel they have no reason to live. People in their life make them feel unwanted or worthless. They may feel they are a burden to people. I think everyone who has tried it or some it has their own specific reason, but overall they feel like people in their life could go on without them.
-Tori

From personal experience with suicidal thoughts it’s because I felt nothing. No sadness anymore no despair or loneliness. Just nothing. Waking up everyday and being monotone sucks. Depression, scared, anguish, loneliness, then nothing. When that shit hit me that seemed to be the only thing that made sense anymore.
-Anonymous

I personally think that people commit suicide because they don’t feel like their life is worth living anymore, they’ve been stepped on, beaten down and been through so much trauma that they can’t fathom living another day. I believe that there’s a lot that adds to the want/need to commit suicide and that it’s not just one bad event.
-Lindsey

What would you say to a friend who was thinking of committing suicide?

You should reach out and get some help.
-Anonymous

The very concept of life is the most fragile and indescribable thing in existence. Where you are right now, even with all of the black clouds of emotions hanging above your head, will be a distant memory in the future when you reach your goals, find the love of your life, look at your newborn baby’s sparkling eyes, and then watch them graduate college. You have a purpose. You are loved. Pain is temporary and you are strong and should be proud that you’ve made it this far, and use that strength to march forward with your head high. I know the feeling. I wanted life to end some years ago when I was the outcast of the school, dreading each and every day, being bullied and taunted. I found God and music the very next year and now I’m happier than ever. Change is just around the corner, and it needs your help to get there.
-Dan

My advice would be to talk to someone right at the moment you feel like you want to commit suicide. There is always someone willing to talk and always someone who cares.. I would the say think about all the people who would miss you. and if you cant find someone to talk to there is a suicide hotline that you can call where someone is always available.
-Victoria

I’ve been there. I just think of my kids and parents and leaving them to deal with the same hurt I may have.
-Anonymous

I would say to them that there are people in this world like their family, brothers/sisters, mom’s and dad’s or their children that need them, that love them. And that God brought them into this world for a reason and that God will bring them through whatever struggle they are going through. Just to hang on and remember there are people that love them and that need them.
-Ashley

I would tell them my story. Give them the reasons I chose to live and then tell them there IS a reason for them to live and they need to dig deep and find it. I would tell them the pain doesn’t end, you just pass it to someone who loves you. I would also give them some resources for help.
-Tori

Its a permanent decision for a temporary problem. Its a bad thought, or moment not a bad life. Its ok to feel horrible and bad feel those things as strongly as you want to but you have to limit yourself and realize with good come bad and vice versa. What you thought you couldn’t make it through a year ago you could. You can always persevere. It’s ok to ask for help.
-Anonymous

I would tell them that I, along with many others love and care for them so much, much more than they can imagine. I would tell them that I understand where they’re at, how they feel and why they want to do it, but then I would tell them that it’s not the right decision to make. That’s not a choice that we should be able to have. There is so much more to live for and so many people out there who will listen if they just ask for help.
-Lindsey

What would you say to someone you love if they committed suicide?

I would ask them why they did it.
-Anonymous

I would tell them I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I didn’t show them the love they needed from me and that I didn’t try harder. I’d ask them why that was what they chose when all they’d needed to do was come to me for help or even just to talk.
-Dan

I’d let them know that I love them and care for them. That they are going to me missed by everyone they know.
-Victoria

Not to do it. Don’t make a permanent decision on a temporary emotion.
-Anonymous

I would say to them, that they should have talked to me and should had told me and that I needed them to be here, that I loved them and that the struggle that I feel is worse without them. That it hurts that I have to miss them because they thought life was better without them here. And that I love them.
-Ashley

I would say “I wish you would’ve came to me for help” “I wish I could have saved you”. And I would tell them I will always love them.
-Tori

I’m sorry I couldn’t help you the way you needed help and know that I’m always with you. I’m not angry, just incredibly sad.
-Anonymous

I would tell them that I love them to no end and I’m sorry that I failed them. I’m sorry that this world failed them, that they felt like they had nobody to turn to. I’m sorry that they had to end their life to end the pain.
-Lindsey

This has been a very eye opening experience for me. I have learned a lot about the feelings people have towards suicide and there’s not a huge stigma around it, at least not as huge as I thought. People seemed more understanding of the topic and sympathetic even. It’s not the choice you should make, suicide is never the answer, THERE IS HELP OUT THERE FOR YOU! Reach out to someone, anyone and I promise you someone will listen.

xoxo
Lindsey

If you want to check out my suicide story, click here!

 

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. richie888 says:

    Thanks for finding me I always enjoy sharing my story with others. Keep up the good work. “Slow & easy” I always say. And hey I’m here to talk anytime just drop a line. Here or on ig.

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    1. I love hearing the stories of others! And that’s a great saying! I’ll have to remember it 🙂

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  2. Very insightful. Good work.

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  3. manyofus1980 says:

    great post so relatable I really related to much of what people said. xxx

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    1. Thank you! I’m so glad you liked it!

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  4. I tweeted this post on my Twitter account. I hope it helps someone.

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    1. Thank you so so much!!! ❤

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  5. Victoria Jones says:

    Reblogged this on Live, Laugh and Love Life.

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      1. Victoria Jones says:

        Your welcome!

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