Suicide Awareness Day: How Are You?

“One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.” – Jack Penn

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It’s amazing how one’s life is full of high and lows; or ups and downs.  However, when on a high a person is often surrounded by people and, contrastingly, when one is feeling  low they are often alone.

And a person trapped within deep depression commonly isolates themselves from society – they may step out of their social circles and in doing so imprison themselves.

Yet that does not mean that they don’t want attention or help.

Alternatively, when I’m feeling down I seek attention a little. Because I know that this attention may lift me from this.

When, I say seek attention I mean a weird funny status on a social network or even just a random text or call.

Indeed, conversation with a close friend can sometimes feel like a life buoy;   that can drag one out of self-doubt, depression, and loneliness.

Possibly someone that gives you a way vent life’s problems or frustrations.

When I’m angry I often need a good rant about what made me angry – I may have even done that on here in the past.

As said a person’s life is full of Ups and downs – hence, life is often seen as a roller coaster.

Therefore, I feel that that in some way mental problems and depression is natural.

I’m not saying having deep depression is okay, but that it is common among humanity and therefore one should never punish themselves.

Furthermore, if you have depression don’t hide it – Such as in the way when somebody asks how are you and we all say we’re ‘’Good’’.

Maybe say, ‘’ I could be better’’ – this normally draws another question.

What’s important is that you know that there if help!  And it is perfectly acceptable to be NOT OKAY!

If you feel down talk to somebody!

Somebody close or family (family often the best)

Ring an auntie maybe?

It’s strange how often another’s positive attitude can lift one’s own mood.

Or as I stated in a previous blog article there are many organisations that can be phoned and contacted

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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