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.
- World Suicide Prevention Day (awakenempowerment.wordpress.com)
- On World Suicide Prevention Day, what can YOU do to prevent suicide? (ancailinrua.com)
- Light A Candle for WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY – 10/9/13 – #WSPD (touchingelephants.com)
- World Suicide Prevention Day (ohanacentre.wordpress.com)