Under the “Suicide Prevention” tab, some new information was added about warning signs that someone you know may be suicidal. Signs and symptoms, no matter how “mild” they may seem to be should never be overlooked and should always be taken seriously.
I have dealt with personal loss in my family from suicide. It is a devastating thing to experience. It often makes me wonder why I ever considered it myself. But when you look deeper, often times death is not what is truly desired. Death is just a means to an end. An end of suffering. An end of pain. An end of whatever circumstance that seems unbearable.
Often, before someone actually commits suicide, there are cries for help. In some ways it’s through written or verbal actions. Facebook or blog posts may suddenly seem more depressed than usual. Subtle comments here and there may indicate something is wrong. There is rarely a circumstance that help cannot solve the problem or situation in which the person is feeling helpless in.
I know from personal experience, in my most suicidal times and those that followed with actions, it was always the same case- I didn’t want to die. I just wanted my pain to end and I didn’t know how else to ask for help. I didn’t know how to find and end to the trouble myself.
Please don’t ever overlook signs and symptoms of suicide. Every case should be taken seriously and a person should receive help as soon as possible.~Lindsay