With today being world suicide awareness day, It can bring mixed emotions for a ton of people. Those who have lost loved ones to this horrible action, those who have survived suicide attempts and those who no nothing about how real the issue is. Suicide is never the answer to your problems… Whether its internal, financial, or what ever the circumstance may be… Its never going to be the solution to anyone.
The only thing suicide does is kill the possibility of fixing the original problem.
If you have EVER struggled with anxiety, depression, addiction, suicidal thought or just have a lot of problems in your life right now… GET HELP. Never “wait until tomorrow”, stop being lost in your mind and get help.
While I have never struggled with suicidal thoughts or contemplated self-harm, I know for a fact that if you end your life, it automatically opts you out of getting better.
Last year, my friend, Amy Bleuel took her own life. She started an organization called Project Semicolon and left a HUGE legacy behind her. Even though she lost her battle with suicide, she impacted millions across the world and spoke out against suicide until her life ended. This was the first time I had ever had a suicide to hit close to home and It changed my perspective so much. While I know that nothing I could have said or done could have possibly prevented this tragedy, I do know that it sparked a fire in my heart to help end the stigma against mental health and to help others get through their struggles.
Now while you’re reading this, I want you to know that whether you know it or not, you have a TON of people counting on you to live.
People love you and care so much about you… Don’t EVER think that suicide will fix any issue you may be having.
I believe that God made you with an amazing plan and has so much in store for you.
Your life is so much more valuable than you’ll ever know and You have so much to live for.
GET HELP NOW. Don’t wait. Talk to someone and seek help from a family member, spouse, friend, therapist or pastor.
I promise you that you are worth more than you’ll ever know… Keep fighting and speak out against suicide.
Let's end it together. Fight for a solution, fight for life and LOVE PEOPLE.