Hey, Nerdy Peeps! As many of you know I struggle with depression and anxiety. I have also had suicidal thoughts because I didn’t want to carry on with life. There is always something better to live for and you are so worth the life you live.
Suicide is not a joke…
Well, I was scrolling through Facebook videos today and came across this one that was shared on a page called Now I’ve Seen Everything. It was a social experiment video about saving someone who was about to jump from a bridge. As I watched, I was dumbfounded. No one stopped to save him, no one tried to talk him out of it. People that walked by just pointed, or laughed and it was heartbreaking. Then I watched a guy pull out his phone and snap a picture. A PICTURE! Is this really what our world has come to?
I kept watching and I just wanted to cry. Then finally, the first person to stop ran to this guy and convinced him to come back over. More people started stopping and some even pulled him back over the bridge wall. That is all it takes to save someone’s life! Stop and talk to them! Let them know they are worth it and that they are so much better than ending their life.
- Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 44,000 people.
- Suicide was the third leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 14, and the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15 and 34.
- There were more than twice as many suicides (44,193) in the United States as there were homicides (17,793).
These statistics are based from 2015 and came from the National Institute of Mental Health. From this website, you can learn all the trends with suicide.
My Suicidal Thoughts
No, I have never attempted suicide, but I have had the thoughts and they are ugly. At the time I had no one to talk to, and no one would have understood anyway. So, I pretty much just dealt with it and went on. You can read about what my life consisted of before I moved to East Texas and what it is like now. Things have gotten tremendously better and I am now on medication to help with my depression and anxiety. I also have a fantastic support system that I can always turn to.
So, no suicide is not a joke! People ending their lives is not something that you should laugh about or take pictures of. Instead of laughing or taking your stupid phone out, stop and talk to the person. Make them feel loved and wanted. Give them a reason to live, show that you care.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
I don’t know what to leave you with today other than maybe give this a share and hopefully, it can save someone’s life!
Check out these Links to know some of my story!