reply to post by dukeofjive
Thanx; finally one who noticed the vague scent of irony!
And the others who replied; sorry if you guys were provoked, but upset people are often more honest and real than the average lurker.
So... now that I got your attention, I can address this topic in a more serious manner!
A suicidal person is mostly a person in a deranged state of mind. If caused by shock, malnutrition, poisoning, psychological instability, fear, or
sorrow, you can in most cases see the reason, but the worst cases I hate the most, is always those who surprise me; especially when the person is
healthy and have not seem to be troubled.
You can tell much about their reason from how they did it (or how they tried)
-Bridges seem to be typical for those who has lost something, and therefore also have lost hope. These people can often be talked out of it by giving
them something. not necessary hope, but something real or with a purpose.
-Those who hang themselves are often persons who is angry at someone and do it as some kind of revenge. And in their head they often justify it with
being a punishment for the person who finds him or her dangling.
-Shotguns and guns are often used by drunk or intoxicated persons, who in a weakened state of mind thought it was a clever idea to end it all...
-Pills are usually for those who want to be saved; they often call 911 themselves.
-Self cutting is for feeling guilt and for psychic disorders!
Most of those I knew of my own age that have managed to end their lives, did it either because they had a mental diagnose which they knew would worsen
by time, and/or because they was convinced they could not live up to be that person which they thought they had to. And I have concluded that; more
important than helping people is to let people help you; it gives them a purpose and a connection - that can be the small difference in whether to ask
for help themselves.
If you know a troubled soul that might throw him or her down the downward spiral into oblivion; ask them to help you with... anything. Doesn't even
have to be a physical thing like chopping wood or walking your dog, -just ask for them to help you decide on what to name your new kitten, or what
they think of the new pub downtown, or something...