Suicide: Not The Easy Way Out

Anyone who lives in this crazy world would surely encounter problems. It may be because of failed relationships, work, school, or other activities and engagement they have as part of everyday life. When confronted with such problems, people usually go to their friends or family for help and support. This is considered normal and healthy since every person needs someone to talk to especially during hard times. Unfortunately, there are some people who do not like to share their problems with others. They might think that they are not capable of solving the problem themselves, or they my be too embarrassed to share with others.

Due to a cluttered mind, a person who does not share their feelings and thoughts with other people sometimes tend to stray away from them and keep things to themselves. This is dangerous if one thinks about it because such negative thoughts begin to build up and can pollute one’s mind. In this case, people start to think about committing suicide so that they can be “released” from the problems and issues that have been bothering them for a long time. Suicide is basically taking one’s own life as a means to find relief from problems, pressure, stress, fear, depression, and other negative thoughts and experiences. Based on recents statistics, at least 60,000 suicide attempts are made in Russia and 30,000 in the United States on a yearly basis.

We cannot simply ignore people who are in a suicidal state of mind, most especially if they are close friends or members of our own family. Suicidal thoughts can be seen through the person’s actions, how they interact with their family members, and how they respond to them. When one sees this, try to talk to the person involved. Try and make him or her talk to you since this could really help in expressing how they feel. As much as possible, do not confront or cause them any more stress or anger since negative words or thoughts could again trigger thoughts of committing suicide.

Think of the person’s emotional stability. Dedicate some time to makt that person feel loved. Maybe thoughts of suicide are just temporary because of the current situation that he or she might be facing. In those cases, it is important to listen to what they are trying to say or express for these little details can show their true and innermost feelings. It is also important to know what their interests are so that one can have the opportunity to steer their thoughts away from the act of taking their own life.

If one sees that they simply cannot help their family member, it is also a good idea to get them into a therapy session. In these sessions, they can interact with a group whose members are also facing the same situation. Usually, the members of the group will be given chances to share their problems. From there they can see and realize that other people are also experiencing problems just like them. Through the guidance of a counselor, members of a therapy group can realize that there are solutions to their problems and that committing suicide is not an sensible option. Through therapy, people can cross over from an irrational state of mind on the brink of suicide, to a sense of renewed sense of hope and a determined attitide to face life’s challenges.

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