Thursday, 16 May 2013

Dear Suicidal Person:


Dear Suicidal Person,
I know that this is probably not the thing you want to be reading, but I hope that it can change your mind. After all suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. You probably think that life has no meaning anymore, that it’s better that you go, and that if you just die everything will be better for everyone. But it’s not.
Believe me, there is so much to live for. You probably have your whole life ahead of you. Think about all the wonderful and interesting people you’ll meet, about all the great things you’re going to experience. There’s more to life than you think. Did you know that the country with the highest suicide rate is Greenland? People there, commit suicide because of stress and insomnia caused by the long days in the summer. Other countries with high suicidal rates are Japan, and there the problem is that it’s become a trend.  Think about your situation; Are you doing because it’s became a trend? Are you doing it because you feel stressed by work or life? Please think about your reasoning. Is it as good as it seemed when you first thought about suicide? Your life is too precious to give up, just because of one small temporary problem, which holds you back.
It will get better. It’s as simple as that. If you’re dealing with depression, an eating disorder, anxiety problems, etc. find help, call a hotline,tell your parents or  another adult or tell a friend. If you are an adult, find a doctor you can talk to or tell a friend you trust. Don’t commit suicide. Don’t go the easy way. There is so much you can do to make your situation better; with professional help you’ll be much better in no time at all. Even if you’re not dealing with any of those illnesses, suicidal thoughts are an illness themselves. As time passes everything will heal. If you have previous suicide attempts that doesn’t mean you have to try it again. It means you had the strength to survive the first time. Did you know that 1 out of every 64 Americans is a suicide survivor? You don’t have to be a suicide survivor because you don’t have to go through that at all. Please find some help, please, I promise it will get better.
The last thing I want you to think about is how selfish this is. Suicide really is the most selfish thing you can do, and even though you probably feel like no one cares and people will just let you go, believe me it’s not like that. People do care. People do love you. People will miss you. If your parents are in your life, think about how devastated they will be. If you have a brother or a sister that you’re close with, how will they feel? Your friends, are probably going to blame themselves, they’re going to think they were the reason and that they were the problem.
Life is a gift given to you by your parents. It’s the most important gift you’ll ever get. Do not lose it. Do not commit suicide. Do not give a permanent solution to a problem that is temporary. Think about how great your life can be, only if you give it a chance.

1 comment:

  1. I wish there was any other way, believe me, I do. But I lost my job, can't get another and failed a lot of classes I'm not sure I can retake. I have no future and there's no normal way out. I am so sorry.