I have been told that to take your own life is cowardly and not taking responsibility for the feelings of your loved one.
I am numb as I heard that a former employee took her own life and one of her children had to find her. Part of me wants to cry and part of me wants to be mad. Part of me is ashamed of myself thinking maybe I could have been there for her. PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR MY FRIEND AND HER FAMILY.
Suicide is often committed out of despair which is frequently due to depression. Stress factors to depression could be financial difficulties, or maybe interpersonal relationships.
Depression is a serious disease and more people are diagnosed with this more often than we think. I have heard people say that it is just in the mind and all you have to do is think happy thoughts and depression will go away, but they are wrong. There are many mental disorders which attribute to depression like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or drug abuse.
I found the below on http://www.suicide.org/
If you are not in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide, but need someone to talk with about your suicidal feelings, please do not hesitate to call one of the following national suicide prevention lines:
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Suicide Prevention Lines
You may call these suicide prevention numbers from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day. People are waiting to help you. Call a suicide prevention number right now if you need to. And always remember that it is never okay to act on your thoughts of suicide. Never. Again, call a suicide prevention number now if you need to.
I am the Author
a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and still believe in the power of love &