Suicide , let's start talking about it !
How many times ?.............How often have you listened to a friend , a celebrity , an actor or actress , or even to someone in your own family say . " Sometimes I think about leaving this life " in so many words or so many ways of expressing ? How often ? And some of us are far better listeners than others , one of you or should I say US ,will immediately perc- up and become involved in that persons life ! Some of us will have a dumb spell --and let that beautiful soul's small attempt to reach out to someone actually pass without responding ! No one can blame us right , after all how does one react ? We don't know what to do , right ? We don't understand the emotional ride that others in life ,are truly on , do we ? But we could !
Or ,..........we could jump into any situation like this immediately and even though we are over our heads , even though it all feels "uncomfortable " even though we know nothing or at least very little , about the mind , about how to help , or of the personal trials of severe depression , anxiety , or whatever anti-social disorder that this person has . What we can do though is start talking ! Yes ! Take that person by the hand ,even that stranger , because in the end isn't that what we all really are anyways , but strangers ? Take ahold of that person and show that you truly care because we all do ! Don't we !
What can I do ?
Take that soul by the hand ,by the heart and by the mind and show them that , Yes , there is someone here who is available to listen to them , to help , to give a ride to , to dry those tears , to read their letters , return those e-mails , to become a soul mate to them for just a little while ! My God ! How can we as human beings just turn our heads the other way , away ! Pretend it wasn't said , to judge that urgent call as just " oh , they just want a little attention !" No , what we can do is to step up to the plate and to become the real hero ! The hero that actually saves someone's life , neither you or I would drive by an accident on the thru- way without stopping would we ? Hey , here's the thing . You might gain a new friend , a soul-mate for life ! A forever lover ,or a husband or a wife ! We might gain back some of our very own self respect , that life itself ,seems to be so able to take from each of us . "Let's talk about this "................and maybe we will all win .