Suicide Prevention and Awareness: How are you?

“From the outside looking in, it’s hard to understand. From the inside looking out, it’s hard to explain.” a quote on mental health

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September is Ireland’s annual Suicide Prevention Month.

And the blog shall focus on the issue throughout the month.

Somebody taking their own lives could be seen as one of humanities most troubling ailments.

Indeed, mental illness is one of the most destroying diseases one can suffer.

How are you?

The question that can be the most ill-used set of words in the English Language.

I could be having a terrible day and I would say, ‘’ Era Sure I’m grand’’. And the more annoying thing is people rarely hold much value on the answer.

Imagine at a shop counter answering a How are you, with a, ‘’ Not great now you ask ‘’.

I’m not an expert when discussing elements such as depression, anxiety and mental illness, but I do know what it’s like to be down.

I even think the majority of us experience periods of depression.

Maybe a person’s mood revolves in a circle – hence, what goes up must go down.

Personally, I have laid in bed, eyes closed while I internally state – Let tomorrow be a better day. Indeed, sometimes I’d go through a sequence of saying that.

A bad day can frequently leads to a bad week.

However, I somehow find a lift or a change of perspective that leaves me more positive.

Hence, I believe feeling low at certain periods of life is9+ normal. One must push themselves out of the marsh of negativity and pull themselves back up.

Nevertheless, I think people can easily get trapped within a prison of negativity and self-doubt that is increasing in today’s society.

Suicidal Prevention

When one is seriously lost within a chamber of depression and feels stuck in the rucks of misfortune, as if falling to the bottom of the life’s ladder – a person may feel their problems are compounded in a near inescapable blanket of negativity, depression and mental illness.

Reaching such lows must be prevented and Sufferers’ must Remember that there is HELP!

Life is not a Solo Battle!

There is light in the darkness and there are people willing to listen! More importantly, there are people who care.

Likewise, if you know somebody close to you that suffers from mental illness don’t turn your back.

There are helpline’s such as:

Samaritans: Ireland – 116 123    UK – 08457 90 90 90

Alternatively, help and information can be received in Ireland from texting Headset- the number is : 50424

If in America one can find all Mental Health, Abuse and Depression help lines and information via HealthyPlace.com by clicking here!

Helplines are confidential, non-judgemental support.

Most helplines will provide a listening service, give information and advice, provide emotional support and point you in the direction of other helpful services.

Most Helplines are Free!

Other Websites which can help

SAVE -: Suicide awareness and help site www.save.org

Shine Ireland: deals with the rights and needs of people effected by ill- Mental Health: www.shineonline.ie

Suicide Prevention Ireland: www.suicideprevention.ie

Samaritans: www.samaritans.org

If seriously troubled walk into Accident & Emergency possibly; just walk into hospital, there are people there willing and trained to help!

And Remember

It’s Okay to be down.

It’s normal.

There is help!

“What’s broken can be mended. What hurts can be healed. And no matter how dark it gets, the sun is going to rise again.”

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