Tuesday, 10 July 2007
10:49:57 PM (GMT)
You've decided to do it. Life is impossible. Suicide is your way out. Fine -- but
before you kill yourself, consider these facts:
Suicide is not usually successful.
You know a guaranteed way? Ask the 25yr old who tried to electrocute himself. He
lived. But, both of his arms are gone.
What about jumping? Ask John. He used to be intelligent, with an engaging sence of
humor. That was before he lept from a building. Now, he's brain damaged and will
always need care. He staggers and has seizures. He lives in a fog. But, worst of all,
he knows he used to be normal. What about pills? Ask the 12yr old with extensice
liver damage from an overdose. Have you ever seen anyone die of liver damage? You
turn yellow. It's a hard way to go. What about a gun? Ask the 24yd old who shot
himself in the head. Now he drags one leg, has a useless arm and has no vision or
hearing on one side. He lived through his "foolproof" suicide.
You might too. But .. who will clean your blood off the carpet or scrape your brains
from the ceiling? Commercial cleaning companies may refuse the job -- but someone has
to do it. Who will cut you down from where you hung yourself, or identify your
bloated body after you've drowned? Your father? Your mother? Your sister or brother?
The carefully worded "loving" suicide note is of no help. Those who loved you will
never completely recover. They'll feel regret and an unending pain.
Suicide is contagious. Look around your family. You do have other choices. There are
people you can help you through this crisis. Call a hotline. Call a friend. Call a
doctor or hospital. Call the police. They will tell you there's hope. Maybe in a
phone call this weekend. But what you're seeking could be just a minute, a month, or
a day away.
You say you don't want to be stopped? Still want to do it? Well, then, I may see you
in the psychiatric ward later. And we'll work with whatever you have left.
If you are reading this, steal it and put it in your site too. If you're seriously
considering this permanent solution to a temporary problem, please find help. This
isn't the way to go, you may think that everyone would just be better off without
you, but have you ever seen a family who has lost a loved one to suicide? They're
messed up, the parents usually get divorced, the siblings never talk to each other.
This not only ends your life, it changes the lives of others around you, but not in a
good way. There are people who love you, and people who have been through the same
things as you, even though it may not seem like it at times. So please, seek help.
& i hope you have changed your mind about any ideas you have had. i know i havent yet
seeked the need to die before i was meant to. but i know people who have and its not
good. so please for once dont think about yourself. think about how others feel too.