The news, once again is covering desperately sad stories of more families affected by suicide.
Suicide has affected my family and if I am honest part of me has feelings of anger along with incredible sadness when I hear about another sad loss. The anger is about the devastation it leaves behind and the sadness that another life has been taken unnecessarily.
I, too, am a life long sufferer of anxiety and depression I understand the feelings of hopelessness, despair, isolation and fear.
A friend posted some words this morning that I wanted to share and I have their permission to do so:
“I am so sad to hear of another suicide… Keith Flint, now this young man Mike Thalassitis. I know I have shared many times of losing my mum and dad to suicide when I was 8 and suffering from anxiety and depression is torture.
Awareness has improved but it’s still happening way to often. It’s not selfish to need help, when you are that low you can see no way out and do not think of the consequences. But the pain, the heart ache! This kind of loss means you have missed out on so much unconditional love and support. Living your life without the people you adore leaves a huge whole in you heart and life. I have had a lot of family turn their back on me as they are fed up of hearing how I struggling and their reaction breaks me even more.
Please, please if you are suffering talk to anyone you can, even that call to the Samaritans might just save your life. Don’t feel like a burden as I have because it doesn’t help at all. Just reach out as someone out there loves you to bits for who you are!”
Powerful words spoken from the heart!
Life can through all sorts at us be it money worries, losing a job, being unhappy or feeling bullied. We have to face loss and life changes that are beyond our control. control. Sadly life doesn’t come with and instruction manual, we need each other for support kindness and emotional support and advise.
If you are struggling please reach out, and if you think someone is struggling please take the time to reach out, we all have the power to save a life.