If youíre thinking about something drastic
like suicide, take a few deep breaths and read on.
In the past Iíve
considered what you might be thinking because of things that appeared to be
impossible, self doubt, pressure to succeed, financial uncertainty, confusion
and things that seem too painful to continue.
it seems like, itís not as bad as you think, most likely.
not the answer to your problems, and it will never be.
In fact, it'll
only create a myriad of problems for your family and friends.
and psychological pressure is normal among humans and you can expect it to
happen again several times (or more) in the future.
past what ever it is that put you where you are now is critical.
You CAN push past those thoughts!
Itís not easy
and it may take longer than you want, but trust me, youíll be glad you did.
author writes: "It is better to have experienced love than to have never been
Now, that may
seem irrelevant, but thereís a parallel that can be applied.
There are many
things you have probably never experienced yet, regardless of your age.
it, what are the things you thought of as a child? Have you done any
of them yet? If so, think of some new things and do them. Make
a list and do what you need to do to make them become a reality.
things they hate in their life and there are things that they love too.
adapt. Rest in the things you like and pursue those things.
Find what you
perceive as your higher power.
If you follow
through with your thoughts (suicide), youíre making a public statement that
you donít trust those who love you (family and friends).
If you believe
in a higher power (i.e. God), youíre also telling him/her that you donít trust
the one most selfish act a person can commit.
what you're doing.
of (attempted) suicide say they're glad they didn't succeed because they immediately
thought of all the things they could have done in their lifetime.
Think of all
the things you'll miss.
next super bowl
sound of rain hitting the roof
next trip in a plane
clear and starry night
smell just after it rains
buzz of a bee
peace of a trickling creek
trip to the South Pacific
smell of a pine or eucalyptus forest
color of a flower on a warm spring day
next World Series
to your favorite song
all your favorite things
writes: "I would rather err trying than not trying at all."
That is to
say, It's worth going for the things in life that matter, that have a purpose
and are morally and ethically sound.
If you don't
go for the things you want in life (other than suicide), you're making a mistake.
Go for what other's say is impossible and prove them wrong.
suicide is not an option! It's actually an option, but it's not a sound
option. Only the failures choose suicide. You don't have to fail.
whether you win, so choose to win. Choose life.
it. You'll be glad you didn't follow through with suicide later, trust
me, a survivor.
thing, asking for help is a natural human reponse. It's not a sign of
anything but wisdom and is considered admirable.
are things to consider that should help you to cope with thoughts of suicide:
Spend time with family and friends.
Get involved with after-school activities.
Volunteer your services because everyone
has a lot to offer.
Think and plan your future.
Set realistic goals.
Try to be open with your feelings.
Write your feelings and thought in a
journal or diary.
Read books & subjects that encourage
Laugh! keep your sense of humor!
Consider the importance of spirituality
in your life.
Accept otherís thanks, compliments toward
you, and praise for you.
Don't tolerate physical, emotional,
or sexual abuse from anyone. Get help immediately!
Seek help if you feel overwhelmed
Give more than you receive.
Help others and watch what happens in
your life - you feel better about yourself.