World Suicide prevention day


I didn’t want today to pass by without acknowledging World Suicide Prevention Day. If you are a regular reader of this blog you might know that I have struggled with depression and, yes, suicide tempts me from time to time. It knocks on the door every now and then to see if I will walk down that road. Sometime I follow the thread and sometimes I slam the door in its face. I am not alone. A statistic I read today stated that over 1 million people die by suicide every year. More than a million people are so desperate that they feel that the only answer is to end their life.

One of the things that I come back to again and again when I am tempted, is this quote from the New Yorker article, “Jumpers”  from a Golden Gate Bridge survivor:

“I instantly realized that everything in my life that I’d thought was unfixable was totally fixable—except for having just jumped.”

Everything in life is fixable. You don’t have to jump.