Suicide Is a Cry for Help!

Suicide Is a Cry for Help!
By Fuzzy Manning

Suicide is hopelessness followed by isolation. Everyone's life is on overload with no one to listen. Suicide appears to be a quick solution. Friends and family members often confide in one another about their problems. But if a friend mentions suicide or death, take it seriously and seek help immediately from a trusted friend, family member, or health professional. Never keep talk of suicide a secret, even if you are asked to. It's better to risk losing a friendship than to risk losing a friend forever. Suicide is permanent! It affects our entire society and communities on multiple levels. Rising unemployment has been tied to increased crime, and high levels of stress and depression are having an effect on young and old alike. High rates of divorce, bankruptcy, homelessness, and foreclosure are also reflected in high rates of suicide. Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Sexual Assault have prompted civilians, military service men and women, and veterans to choose suicide as a way out of their traumatized world.

"Suicide prevention is an inclusive team endeavor!" Anonymous

Suicide isn't an answer to any problem. If you're contemplating suicide you are probably suffering from chronic depression and have chosen to deal with your internal pain alone. A large percentage of those contemplating suicide are dealing with unresolved anger which has turned inward and disconnected you from your inner truth or spirit. You are unable to cope with the unknown or communicate your fear and anger. You turn inward and close yourself off from the truth. You are crying for help so loudly that nothing can get in or even be heard. You're unable to separate you from your story. Are there parts of your story that happened differently from what you remember?

"Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse." Karl A. Menninger

Four times as many men as women die by suicide in the US, even though women make more suicide attempts during their lives. Men use more lethal methods to commit suicide than those methods employed by women. The level of gun ownership worldwide is directly related to suicide rates. Suicide is directly tied to depression and men are less likely to seek treatment for depression or stress related issues.

"When people kill themselves, they think they're ending the pain, but all they're doing is passing it on to those they leave behind." Jeannette Walls

Suicide accounts for more than 42% of all violence-related deaths in the world. Globally suicide is most prevalent among older males. Important factors that contribute to suicide are: depression, social isolation, hopelessness, access to lethal weapons, and alcoholism. China is the only country in the world where female suicide rates exceed those of males.

It's a courageous act to seek help. Your story can be turned around to see what's true and be open to a different perception or vantage point. This is usually referred to as the "Dark Night Before The Dawn." This is a three phase process:
  1. You'll stop fighting against what isn't working and release it
  2. You'll feel relieved that you've let go of the story that's controlling your life
  3. You'll experience a feeling that you don't want it to end too soon, because you haven't made the contributions in other people's lives that you want too
Where you put your attention, your energy flows! Your thoughts control the direction of your life. Your questions or lack of questions you ask yourself controls your thoughts. Therefore, master your focus and ask powerful and thought provoking questions of yourself and others. The universe has a unique way of manifesting everything you ask for.

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face." Eleanor Roosevelt

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