This entry I’m about to make isn’t one that I’m sure I should post. I am dealing with a situation in which someone decided to take his own life. Given the fact that a family member did the same, I have lots of mixed feelings about what to think about such an act.
No one knows how much pain some one else is feeling in his/her life. Those people that we think we know the best are the ones that many times are hiding the most. We all have ways to deal with the difficulties we face and in some cases, those issues can become more than a person is able to handle.
There are many places and people we can turn to for help, but when one is mired in the midst of depressive thoughts, sometimes reaching out for help is the last thing that we’d consider. The spiral down can go deeper and deeper and if no assistance is sought or given, the results can be devastating.
I won’t attempt to get inside the head of a person that had decided to take his/her life, but I do know that the death has a profound effect on that person’s families for the rest of their lives. Nothing is quite as horrendous than knowing that someone else we knew didn’t feel like they could turn to us or anyone else for help.
That’s all I have to say about that… Just something it helps to share with others…. I guess the key is to not hesitate asking for help during those times we feel spiraling down in thoughts and feelings,,, Help could be as close as a phone call away.