For the Suicidal
Information and help for the Suicidal
My "Reasons To Live Wall" is now operational. This entry seeks to encourage people to go there and donate, or withdraw, a reason to go on living.
Most people have thought about killing themselves at some point in their lives. It’s a very normal reaction to unbearable physical or psychological pain or intolerable life circumstances. It’s also a normal response to the news that a celebrity, or someone you know, has suicided. Having thoughts of suicide is nothing to worry about. It’s how you respond to the thoughts that matter. I have often been asked to give someone one good reason to go on living. The problem with that question is what one person thinks is a good reason to live will not seem anywhere near good enough to another person. In 1983 the Journal of Counseling…
People often feel they would not be suicidal if only life, or other people, would treat them better but suicidal thoughts and feelings run deeper than that. Why else would people who seem to have everything commit suicide? Why else would a psychologist who had all the answers she needed to help other people overcome their despair find it so hard to overcome her own? What you are about to read is merely the story of one person’s private battle with her suicidal thoughts and feelings. It is not advice. I am making no recommendations about what other people should, or should not, do. We are all individuals. This is the…
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. You do not need to be logged in to add a comment to this wall but, to prevent abuse and spam, your comment will not appear until it has been approved. This wall is for people who may be in a fragile state…