How many times have you heard someone say “people who cut themselves are just looking for attention”. Or, “blah blah blah wasn’t gonna actually do it, it was just a cry for help”.
Then people proceed to see it like its something not worth dealing with. Or that the suicidal person was just a drama queen looking for their oscar winning movie moment.
But perhaps we need to look at it from a new direction, and for anyone out there with depression or anxiety or any mental problems you know exactly what I’m talking about:
Any of you people out there who doesn’t have to go through this, you have no absolutely no idea how much pain we feel.
When people like us try to talk to normal people, what are we meat with? The same few lines like some broken record:
1.) Oh yeah I’ve hard some hard times too, you’ll get through
My dream response: “hahaha…..I really hope the next time you’re on an airplane it crashes over the open ocean…. ”
2.) Yeah my friend has depression I totally get it…..
My dream response: “Well if thats all you say to your friend then I feel really bad for your friend”.
3.) Maybe you’re just focusing on the bad? Have you tried meditating?
My dream response: (there would be no words, id just grab the nearest share object and go full blown psycho)
So to all you people out there who just think its all for attention, have you ever considered that maybe when those you know try talking to you and they get those response, maybe they learn to not share things with you anymore?
And maybe when they attempt suicide there are actually one of two reasons?
1.) They literally can’t stand the idea of living any longer because of how painful it is?
2.) And this is the one you really need to focus on, maybe the cry for help was to finally make people around them understand how much the pain they feel really is?
Ah yes, ever consider that? Perhaps a lifetime of getting brushed to the side hurts people even more?
Maybe that suicide attempt was to finally make everyone around them make up. Make them see the pain inside?
And when that happens, please do not respond with “it was just for attention”, or “oh they weren’t really going to go through with it”. because what that makes you my dear, is a total cunt.
And to all of you out there who are feeling like you may try and take your life, or for anyone who is worried about someone who may, plead read on:
Press play and then keep reading!
There are some pretty dumb ways to die:
For example, this blog would advise to not invite Freddy Krueger for dinner
Sadly, movies have lied to us all. Bears are not like Baloo from the jungle Book. Therefore Poking bears is another idea that this blog would consider a dumb way to die.
Although the idea may sound like the ultimate adventure, this blog sadly informs you to never take off a spacesuit while in the vacuum of space because…well, its the vacuum of space….
However, the dumbest way to die is by taking your own life. Don’t do it.
If you are feeling unstable in any way, even if it isn’t suicidal, there are tons of resources out there!
Check out local helplines that are waiting to speak to you! Just google search “Depression help line”, “lifeline” or “Suicide hotline” and the search results with bring up numbers for your local area or country!
There is always hope!
~ The Dark Horse