💛September: Suicide Awareness Month- Please Share Because You Care 💛

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Hello, My Friends.  

September is dedicated to Suicide Awareness. 

Vulnerable people don’t always appear to look vulnerable.  They look just like anyone walking their dog on the sidewalk, a co-worker sitting alongside you at work, a mother rushing through the grocery store picking up food for her family, a child studying for a test.  Yes, people just going along their day normally can be holding in pain so devastating, yet to appear just that…  Normal on the outside to the others around them.

Such a sad truth. So many times I wish there was enough strength and hope in me to drown out the pain for anyone feeling suicidal. I don't want to sound like a PSA, but I want you to know that if you're hurting, there's help. Don't be afraid to call 1-800-273-8255 and talk with someone. We're in this fight with you. You can win.  The most horrifying thing about suicidal thinking is the feeling of losing all hope to live.  You feel estranged from yourself.  Your mind is spinning out of control and the only thought lingering is to escape from your own thoughts.  You just want your mind to stop racing and the only way some people see this ending is if they themselves end their lives.  

I can only speak from my past experience, but this was how my thought processing was.  I couldn’t think of anything else but the wanting to die.  I plotted, planned, and even attempted.  It was the most excruciating pain that I have ever felt in my entire life.  

Not a day goes by that I don’t count my blessings for surviving that inner turmoil.  It was because I finally gave in to my mother pleading with me to seek help, and admit myself in the hospital that I finally received the treatment in which to deal with my suicidal ideation.  It was while in the hospital did I learn that I had a mental illness/disorders.  It was there, and the mental health facility that equipped me with coping skills.

 

Suicide Warning Signs

There are so many people here on WordPress that write about mental health.  A great number of them have felt that they needed to end their lives at one time or another.  Their stories touched me in so many ways, you can’t even imagine.  Although, we all come from different back rounds, countries, religions, etc…  We share a common bond of survival. 

If you are reading this post today, or even down the road from the day I posted this…  Share your story.  Show the people who are feeling alone, helplessness, and hopelessness that they are not alone and that we are here for them.  

Suicide is not the answer.  Reach out to family, friends, clergy, anyone!  Get help now! You are important.  You have a purpose.  You have a voice.  Your mental well-being is your number one priority!  

For other bloggers that would like to share their stories of survival, please join me in raising awareness.  

So sad to think that people myself included can even consider suicide an option for anything.

   Thank you for taking the time to read.  

Take Care & God Bless,

Beckie 💛

https://twloha.com/find-help/local-resources/#

 

22 thoughts on “💛September: Suicide Awareness Month- Please Share Because You Care 💛

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  1. Reblogged this on GettingrealwithPTSD and commented:
    This is an excellent, helpful post. Suicidal feelings and thoughts can seem so rational. It can seem like a sensible solution. But, since there is often shame attached to suicide, some people do not seek help from the nearest and dearest. And usually, people not trained to deal with a suicidal person cannot help. Professional help is of the utmost importance.

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