Suicide Another Tragedy

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A man died tonight.

When she arrived home she found the house smelling like exhaust fumes. The alarm detectors were sounding. In a frantic search, she ran through the house looking for her children. Finding each of them alright, she was relieved.

“Where is he,” she cried out.

Picking up the phone, she called her brother. The details were fuzzy but she told him about the fumes, about the sounding alarms.

“I can’t find him,” she told her brother.

“Look all around for him,” he replied.

She opened the inside garage door and saw his car. She knew.

She screamed. Slamming the inside door, she knew.

He never parks in the garage.

“Call 911.” Her brother told her, “I’m on my way.”

She waited. She prayed.

Her heart sank, he did it. He killed himself.

No matter what happens in life, suicide is never the answer.

Depression affects many, suicidal thoughts are not uncommon.

Hope never fails us, there is help.

Professionals are available to talk. They are available to treat.

Listen to the calls of the deeply troubled, hear their cries.

Get them help, and save their lives.

Believe in His unfailing Love, that this truth, God Loves You.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life; - Psalm 121:1-7

This is a prayer of compassion. Rest in His love, seek help, and never give up.

“Suicide is a preventable tragedy. It is a thief that sets no boundaries and seeks victims of all ages; from all racial, religious, ethnic and multi-ethnic groups; across all socio- economic divides; and within urban and rural communities nationwide. - Charles Curie

“It is very important for us to get the community involved in suicide prevention. Eighty percent don't have professional help who commit suicide. We can't do it ourselves. We have to listen to them, give them help, and let the community know how to ask someone if they are suicidal.” - Candice Wiggum

Help is Available

If you know someone in a deep depression.

Seek help.

Find support before it is too late.

The following sources of information with 24 hour hotlines are listed below.

Suicide Prevention.. There are people who care.

You are never alone

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Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - With Help Comes Hope

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255): Suicide hotline, 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers ..

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK 

24 hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Feeling Suicidal? Coping with Suicidal Thoughts, There is help available.

HopeLine - http://hopeline.com/

Suicide Hotlines:

1-800-SUICIDE

Teen Suicide Hotline: 1-800-367-7287

There is Help. - Remember that while it may feel as if the depression will never end, depression is never a permanent condition. You WILL feel better again. In the meantime, here are some things you can do to cope with your suicidal thoughts and feelings: ... Professional Help for Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment Options...

http://www.helpguide.org/topics/depression.htm

Seek Professional Help for Depression - How to Know When to Seek Professional Help for Depression. Depression is a serious medical condition that can be effectively treated with prompt medical attention and guidance. Left untreated, depression can lead to severe dysfunction, life disruption, When to Seek Professional Help for Stress? How to Recognize Depression

American Association of Suicidology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Center for Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Action Network

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

FaithDream, What a deeply tragic, moving tale, what an inspiring hub! "Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem"...I have felt suicidal, lost several friends to suicide, have a son who has battled with it and very nearly died two years ago at his own hand. Most folks that kill themselves, or try, don't really want to die, they just want the pain they feel at the time to stop and can't see any hope of it easing up...Thank you for this moving hub! hugs!


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

Such a sad story to read FaithDream. I also lost a brother through suicide many years ago and the ache is still in our hearts.


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Dian'swords4u 5 years ago from North Carolina

All I can say is that this is not the way out. As a nurse I have seen a lot of failed attempts at suicide. some of them were just meant to get attention for a lover or husband or wife, but some of them were definitly what was on that person;s mind. When they would wake up they would be very angry and then they would keep trying while they were in the hospital. Most of them were on ventilators and they would attempt to extubate themselves or pull IV's out. It was so tragic to watch this. I would try to offer them some hope in God, but most of the time they just wanted to die. Good hub. Brings back so many memories


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

so sad for the individual and the people who have to live with the tragedy afterwards.

Depression can be so evil and insidious as to deceive someone to believe that this would be a solution to any problem or misery.

I have dealt with a few people in my life who used threatening suicide as a manipulative tool which is even more sad because it takes some of the sympathies away from those who really are in such genuine desperation.

I have also known the one who really meant it and did it. It always perplexes me.


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

Suicide is alarmingly increasing mainly 'cause people cannot handle the stress life has brought to them so, they opt for ending life.

But, we have to make sure that it is the Almighty who gave us life so, we have NO right to take it away which has been granted to us and that the above is just a TEST to make us bring closer to HIM.

It sure is a Tragedy since some people tend to end it without a thought.


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Thank you all for your fresh and insightful perspectives.

Suicide is indeed a tragedy and not the answer to life's problems. This is a very raw and emotional subject, tough to endure for so many.

May our Heavenly Father bless those who are struggling and May they find the courage to ask for help. Amen.


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

What a wonderful hub to share here, I understand this in so many ways. I have known so many who do suffer needlessly everyday with terrible depressions we should all be able to go get the help we need. Keep writing, I will keep reading. Voted you up, and useful here.

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