Suicide is Preventable!


AGAIN.  I have to write about this subject.  AGAIN.  This subject touches my life this summer.  4 lives gone from this earth this year that were close to people I care about. 

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This week a young man that just turned 21 and who was getting ready to be deployed again and decided it was a better idea to take his life.  My heart hurts for his family and for those left behind. I pray that he found the peace he couldn’t find here on earth.  We aren’t doing enough for our young soldiers to get them ready for war and life after war.

The theme song from MASH has always bothered me.

'Cause suicide is painless
     it brings on many changes
            and I can take or leave it if I please.                    ...and you can do the same thing if you please.

Suicide isn’t painless.  There is nothing painless about it. It is devastating.  It generally leaves many unanswered questions, even if there was a note, or you know the person was suffering from bipolar, or a terminal illness.  Some people think it’s the ultimate act of selfishness.  Some say it’s the cowards way out, while others say its very courageous, to be able to determine on owns fate, or have enough guts to do it.  I do know that it leaves those left behind devastated, hurt, lonely, confused, and beyond grief stricken.

Please people, I beg you!  Life is worth living!  Reach out for help.  Help is there; all you have to do is ask.  All you have to do is type suicide into any search engine and the first thing that pops up is the suicide prevention number. USE IT! PLEASE.  Or call 911. They will help you! Call you mother, sister, brother, father, neighbor, friend.  ANYONE – just make that call. 

I’ve known many people that have tried to commit suicide and have lived.  They are all so happy that they lived. They weren't sad that they lived.  They have gone on to have wonderful lives.

PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which you can get in many ways, is REAL.  Many of our soldiers have it.  Now the family members that found this young man and must clean up from his suicide just may have it and the cycle continues. Please people, seek help.  Therapy works! 

Sadly Again I leave you with the Suicide Prevention Number 1-800-273-8255.

Please –There is Always HOPE -  Hold On; Pain Ends.

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