Reason to Live Wall

A Reason To Live Wall

The aim of this wall is to give those who do have a reason to go on living a chance to share their reason with those who have none of their own. With your help we might be able to give suicidal people something to help them carry on. Maybe they can take your reason for living and use it as a reason to keep going themselves.

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Every day there are thousands of people all over the world who can’t think of a single good reason to go on living. Each human being is unique, one of a kind, totally irreplaceable and suicide is a dreadful waste of human potential. Help is available. The suicidal person just needs to live long enough to find it but that can be hard to do when you feel nobody cares and there is no hope.

If you are suicidal, read the wall, know it was created to give you encouragement, a bit of hope or the incentive you need to keep trying. Know that every person who added their own reason to live here was thinking of you and added it in the hope it would help you go on in the face of your despair and exhaustion.

Know that people DO care, you DO matter, you CAN be helped and call your doctor, a counsellor or your local suicide help line.

Reach out and touch someone today.

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Derek Derek wrote on April 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm
I may have been abandoned by my parents at birth and raised by an adoptive woman, but I am unique like no one else. I have value. I must in order to exist in this enormous UNIVERSE, otherwise why else am I here? Maybe I don't see my "purpose of being" at the moment, but what if I find that RIGHT person in the near future? To leave this miserable relationship, move to a new city, and actually take the time to SEE a new world with new opportunities! The so-called friends and family around me who belittle me and don't support me emotionally-- I have to forgive them, and myself -- and I have to become WHOLE again by being true to ME. Now. For the future. I'm only 42, but that doesn't mean life has to come to an end, now. WHAT IF I met a woman (me being a man) who actually understood me, wanted to listen to me, who didn't make me feel emasculated, and who would not only be a friend, but a companion into the future? Maybe the pain I'm feeling and the low self-esteem would disappear once I leave my marriage and "reboot" my life, elsewhere. To see life IS worth living. To know there is LIFE outside of the "prison" I have been in all these years. To be able to stand tall, as a real human being with self-worth and self-respect, and to look forward to EACH day knowing that some days won't be as good as others, but at least I will have the OPPORTUNITY to TRY and make a positive difference in MY life. The life this amazing universe has given me for a brief moment in time! I cannot squander it-- I MUST live today, and tomorrow. I MUST pursue my passions, my dreams, goals, and embrace this life!

I haven't been feeling well for several months, not caring if I live or die and being accepting of any diagnosis that a doctor may give me. Being miserable and depressed has sucked the life out of me. Not caring for myself. Letting myself gain unneeded weight. Trying to mask the pains in my body with pain medication and topical ointments. Without a reason to live, I didn't care about going to a doctor-- perhaps a terminal illness would bring this all to a tidy end. But then I think about this universe being what it is, and the fact I EXIST in it for some reason beyond my limited comprehension. I MUST be here for a reason, so I should make an appointment to see my doctor for a routine annual checkup to investigate the aches and pains. To treat a disease early enough so I CAN go on living MY life as I said in the earlier paragraph. And, if the pain is not treatable, then to look at each sunrise and sunset with awe; to LOOK at the world around me and appreciate whatever time I may have left on this Earth, and not be sad because it can end but to know I had a chance to experience it firsthand. But! If the doctor gives a clean bill of health, and suggests I exercise (yoga, stretching, running, swimming, whatever) and make a healthy diet choices, then I should take a relaxing breath, smile, and be thankful for the second chance of experiencing life as I NEED to. I will look back at the first paragraph and see what changes I need to make, and make them! I will look at life with new eyes and take back control of my life! It is MY life! I need to take life one day at a time and enjoy whatever time I have on this planet... And, it's a pretty AMAZING planet to be on! Go out and experience this Earth, and enjoy your life! Don't let nobody tell you that you can't do something-- you want something, then GO GET IT! Period. (from Chris Gardner, "The Pursuit of Happyness" movie).

Now-- Carpe Diem! SEIZE THE DAY!
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