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