“A Million LITTLE Things” is a current TV Series (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, GETTING THE DVD when the season is over and the DVD is available. The main point of the series is that IT IS NOT the big things but a million little things that build up until the person considering killing themselves can’t see any other way out to stop the pain except ending their life! WHAT CAN WE/ANYBODY DO?
1. Yesterday a cousin of mine called and said, “I’ve just lost my sense of humor, what can I do?” I said, “Well, why did you lose it?” We talked for 20 minutes and by the time we hung up she was laughing. She said, “Thanks I needed that!”
2. YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THEIR PAIN! One year ago I had a problem with a jaw tooth. It started on a Friday afternoon and I tried to “handle it” until Monday because on weekends ( you know the drill!), anyway I was able to manage the pain all weekend by sipping cold water constantly and taking Tylenol. By early Monday morning I was climbing the walls! The pain was so bad I had gotten to the point I wanted it to stop and if I had had a gun I might had used it! ( one reason to not have firearms around!)
3. BE There with them if you can! A survey of those few who survive suicide attempts shows that everyone who didn’t succeed said later that after they “jumped or shot or took the pills” they wished they had not!
They really didn’t want to die, they just wanted to end the pain!!!
NEVER do THIS! Never tell the person’s family or anybody else that the person who committed suicide will never go to Heaven because suicide is a deadly sin! Whatever you believe you do not have the right or duty to judge and tell that to anybody!
I believe we are here on Earth to learn. The many opportunities come with choices and we always have a choice. We can choose an easy road and not learn much or a hard road and learn a lot. Some really big lessons require dangerous roads. If we make mistakes and take the dead-end road (pun intended, :), we’ll get another choice to take a different one. Each road winds up in Heaven.
“Choose what you will, live with it you must!” Yoda
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255