I know I make fun of living with mental illness. I guess the stories and disclosers I write on these pages help me deal with my own illness and disorders. The harsh truth when dealing with this subject is that it is NOT FUNNY.
If you or someone you know is dealing with a mental illness get help. I can’t express that strongly enough.
I have seen the heartbreak of family members of those who have taken their own life. It is so pointless and devastating to others. Depression has 4 outcomes; the good is counselling, medication, and regular exercise, the bad is taking your own life. I have spoken and counselled many people who were on the edge of that dark pit of total despair ( I volunteered in mental health centre ). The have a plan, written their goodbyes and justifications in a letter and were not expecting to see the light of the next day.
Sometimes all that person needs is someone to talk to, or need a hug and a good cry. Other times the authorities need to be called. I will write about the proper procedure if you find your self in this situation.
The bottom line is that:
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem!
(I have always liked that one)
If you are, even fleetingly, thinking of hurting yourself Get Help!
If you know of, or are talking to, someone who needs help. Get help yourself on how to deal with a suicidal person.
Get them help, whatever it takes.
Someone always Loves you and the last thing they would want to see is you dead.