Suicide: Let’s Talk About It

Suicide is a tragic thing.

Suicide is letting the fear win. It’s emptiness. It’s the extinguishing of one’s life before it’s had time to fully develop. It’s the elimination of someone who could potentially change the world for the better.

This is a story about a young woman who took her life in front of millions:

A video of a 12-year-old girl’s suicide which she recorded live on her mobile phone has been viewed by millions of people online, prompting calls for action to remove the footage. As viewers watched her live online, Katelyn Nicole Davis filmed herself as she claimed that she had been a victim of sexual abuse by a family member. Then she took her own life.

Source: Girl kills herself in live online video and police cannot stop footage being viewed by millions | The Independent

I don’t really want to rehash, but here’s a post I put out on FB about it:

Bottom line: there is always hope.

Reach out to someone if they look like they’re in need or if you’re in need yourself. If you feel like no one understands, I can assure you that they do. You are not alone on this¬†mud ball spaceship hurtling through the universe. There are over 7 billion of us here and a great deal are either experiencing what you are now, have in the past, or want to do everything they can to make you feel loved and secure. Don’t rob the future of the sheer awesomeness you will bring to the world. If you feel like you don’t have anyone you can call, please click on the link below for an international list of suicide prevention hotline numbers. There is always a tomorrow and it will be a better day¬†unless you make sure there is no tomorrow.

http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html