#11 Your life is not the only life that’s on the line.
So, yes, when you take your life you ruin lives all around you. You are putting this disastrous memory inside the hearts of so many. It is something that is not going to ever be forgotten. And it is not the way you want to be remembered.
But, for a minute, forget about all the people that you already know that taking your life would impact. Think about the people you have yet to meet. By choosing to live, your life might not be the only one you are saving. What if you become a teacher, doctor, therapist, musician, writer..?
WHAT IF you become a person that saves a life just because you are who you are. It won’t have anything to do with what you do for a living, or even that you are some kind of motivational person that says all the right things. It will have nothing to do with that, it will have everything to do with you just being you and coming into their life at the right moment. That moment can’t come if you aren’t here, you won’t meet that life and their life can never be changed if you aren’t there. Because they don’t need everyone else they have ever met, they need you. Find a way to be there.
For those of us that may know someone that shows the signs, do everything you can.
Be A Murwoman: Listen.
“People who talk about suicide won’t really do it.”
False: Almost everyone who attempts or completes suicide has given warning signs through their words or behaviors. Do not ignore any suicide threats. Statements like “You’ll be sorry when I’m dead” or “I wish I was dead” — no matter how casually or jokingly said — may indicate serious suicidal feelings.
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