My dearest friend,
If you are at the point where you really feel it is better to die than to go on living, then you have hit bottom, and once you hit bottom, there is really no place else to go but up.
So what have you got to lose by staying for the ride back up? You have far, far more to gain by going up, and absolutely nothing to lose by taking that trip back up, to the place where your life can be happy and fulfilling.
If your life is at a place where suicide seems better than going on, think about some very important things.
Life can turn from horrible to wonderful in a very short period of time.
Your life, whether you know it today or not, has a positive impact on someone. It might be your family, your friends, your coworkers, your neighbors… There is someone that knows you in a way that you cannot see.
Suicide is permanent…there is no turning back.
The deep feelings you have today will be different tomorrow, regardless of how down you feel, you’ll have something tomorrow that can, if you let it, make you feel better.
Our problems are often so great, so real and feel so devastating that leaving life behind seems like the only answer.
But it is not an answer. It leaves many, many questions for anyone we leave.
Please cry hard, if you must, and talk to someone who loves you.
But please, also, put the idea of making a permanent end to what could be temporary problems out of your head.
Every life has purpose.
Every single life.
Please try hard to find yours before thinking about killing yourself.
No matter how bad it is right now, it can only get better – when you are down, try doing something nice for someone else.
It sounds a little lame, but it really works. Scientifically, it is called a helper’s high. It gets your mind off depressing thoughts and helps you add value to society and confidence for yourself.
Know that you are loved. Very much.
You deserve to live, and shine your light on this world.
With love and hugs.
Everyone has a responsibility to prevent suicide.
Reach out and touch someone today.
Connect. Communicate. Care.