~This is a long post but I request you with all my heart to not skip this, especially at times like this. Repost this, because it is prime time we take mental health seriously. Share this with as many people as you can. It would not hurt you to share or repost. Moreover, it may help someone have the courage to seek help. ~
We all have secrets. Some, that we share with our friends, some, that we share with our loved ones and some that we don't share at all. We keep it in ourselves, fearing judgement from others. And these secrets are sometimes too dark to be kept that way. Because these secrets drive us to do things that we never thought we would.
It may sound repetitive, but talking helps. A conversation with a family member, a close friend or anyone you deem trustworthy, can change your life. It takes a lot of courage to talk to someone. But this courage has immense power to save your life.
Just letting your thoughts out would not make your problems to say bye-bye forever. It takes time. Every good thing takes time to come. Healing takes time. It is not easy, but it is worth a try.
I know there are times when you feel so alone that the only solution to end your loneliness seems to end life itself. If it was so easy, we'd probably have a negative growth rate in the population. Ending your life is never the solution and it should never reach that point.
The reason it has reached that point is that our petty mindsets have made 'suicide' a joke! Yes! I said the word! Go take me to jail, for all I care! I won't shush about it and neither should you.
We have to stop blaming humans who perform suicide. It is not their fault. Period. Suicide is always the last resort of that person. The person was seeking a way to end their pain, and that's it. The drastic step that led him or her to perform suicide is our fault.
If someone comes to you, please it is my humble request, do not push them away. There is a reason they have come to you. And that is their trust in you. Never, ever break that trust and give them more reasons to die. Listen. Develop this skill. Because a conversation is a two-way step. Please be kind to them and never deem them 'dangerous' (Because this is what will shred them to pieces, giving them all the more reasons to die. "I will kill myself because I am dangerous.") How does that sound to you?
Obviously I cannot force you to listen. But try to do as much as you can. Try to give them gentle references to talk to professionals. There are several helplines available that might just save an innocent. Do your part because it is time we accept that this topic is not someone else's job, it is ours.
People always say life is short. I believe otherwise. It is always your choices that determine the length of your life. Because it is not the number of days you've lived that count. It is the moments you've lived that count.