Posts Tagged Suicide
I need your help my friends. I came across a blogger this morning who could really use some friends. Her name is Anne and she lives in the Philippines. It broke my heart reading her posts. I know that I have some, if not the best blogging friends on the planet so I am asking you for help. Please find it in your hearts (mostly my female friends, but of course males too) to visit her site and leave some words of encouragement.
Don’t do it just for the sake of doing it and please don’t tell her not to commit suicide. That is not a deterrent. Words of encouragement and reasons for living help. Let her know that the bad things others say to her and do to her are not her fault; let her know that is their problem and not hers. I’m very sure that all who want to head over to her blog need no instruction from me, so I thank you.
I just learned that she has decided to seek help from doctors this January. That means no phones and no internet. Please stop by soon – today if possible. I know she is online right now. Thank you all. You are the best!
Anne’s blog is I Am Ms. Brightside and the post you should read first is Stitches.
Maybe you are not comfortable dealing with this subject matter. That is fine too, just visit her other posts and leave comments. Everyone with a blog likes comments! I know I do! Hint, hint…
As to whether or not I have ever contemplated giving up on life, my answer is…
Emphatically no! I have never had cause to contemplate suicide. I have thought about what might drive a person to do it, but I’ve never seriously contemplated it myself. I hope I never ever do feel that way and I hope and pray nobody reading this would ever do such a thing either!
Life is far too precious, to special, to ever consider ending it.
I do know several people who have confided in me and let me know that they once thought or even tried it. All for what seemed to me to be trivial reasons. I know now that even with physical pain, what might be terribly painful for one person might not even hurt a bit for another. So I believe the same is true for emotional pain. I just tried to be the best friend, the best listener possible and I thank God everyone is still around today. Not that I’m taking any of the credit but I am happy nobody ended their life that confided their intentions to me.
A while back I wrote a post entitled The Most Beautiful Girl In The World. I believe it is on it’s way to being my most popular post. I am grateful to that because I want everyone to read it. If not for the name of my blog, I would even have liked it to be posted on Freshly Pressed. Alas, that didn’t happen. No regrets.
If you didn’t read the post, please do. My wife April had a conversation recently on the baggage people carry around all of their lives because of the hurt and pain some have experienced in childhood. It was a rather lengthy talk and April suggested I use Morning Erection as a platform to do a survey asking people a series of questions and then post the results.
We came up with a long list of questions, some of which are extremely personal and some which might stir up emotions that you might not want to deal with. Questions include topics such as molestation, weight issues, self-esteem, suicide and rape. We are still working on the list (today is October 5, 2010) of questions. I’m not exactly sure when I will publish this post, but I want you to know that at the time of this writing, it will have been several weeks in the making. Read the rest of this entry »