Why Quit On Yourself?

Today was a very tough moment for myself…Let me explain WHY”!

Throughout my evening I had a friend of mine confide in me that he seriously want to end everything and commit suicide. The fact that I myself have tried on many occasions to end my life & despite how I may SEEM to the outside world that I have it all together HONESTLY I DO NOT! Unknown to the people around me I am a work in progress. If it had not been for God, my closest friends, and my family that prays on my behalf I do not have any idea where on earth I would be. Despite the countless attempts to let go God showed me that much more incredible things are destined to happen in terms of my life. 
When it comes to helping someone to break away from thinking suicide is their only option I have to acknowledge that just for my friend to call my phone to vent about everything was *HIS CRY FOR HELP* . For example the friend I lost years ago to suicide she actually post a cryptic message on social media telling everyone she missed her father and soon she will be reunited with him. To the followers she had no personal ties to would see nothing at all wrong with the post BUT to the followers who are familiar with her on a intimate level would quickly question the post because her father passed many years back. How could she be with him soon? Living states away, unless she is speaking on visiting his gravesite…Even then I would ask her in order to have clarification on behalf of what she meant by it. 
I constantly hear after someone commit suicide “I do not understand he/or she would do such a thing, there was no signs indicating their actions” . Truth be everyone  that does in fact show signs indicating the warnings but no one can actually see the sign because there are many different ones to acknowledge. 

To make it simple, if your gut is telling you something is not quite right *TRUST IT AND REACH OUT*! The common signs are 

  • Isolation from friends & family
  • Dark messages on social media
  • Out of the blue apologies for past mistakes and asking forgiveness
  • Messing around with dangerous items or asking questions about how much medication will it take for someone to die from it 

It is very common to let certain signs pass by ignoring someone’s cry for help when it’s silent and has no volume behind it. JUST SIT BACK & OBSERVE & REACH OUT BEFORE IT BECOMES TOO LATE. My friend reached out and with no hesitaion I responded. 

I know for a fact I cannot save everyone but here’s where society comes into play! If we all work together, eventually we CAN make a huge impact on the world helping one individual at a time. I myself, will help anyone stranger or not. I wouldn’t wish that type of feeling even on my worst enemy (despite the fact I have none). To hate someone takes too much energy and I refuse to allow hate waste valuable time I cannot take back. 

How valuable is yours? Trust and believe nothing good can come from HATE. 

12 thoughts on “Why Quit On Yourself?”

  1. We all have a role to play in each other’s lifes. When we say demeaning things to people, it has psychological effect on them and they begin to wonder is their presence on earth is really felt. Don’t be a reason why someone would commit suicide or feel left out. We must stop being judgemental and be willing to help at any point in time. I have constantly said that the treatment meted out to homosexuals isn’t the best considering the fact that our churches are always full with ‘Christians’ who are taught to help anyone in the Society. Is the best help we can give to these people our constant demeaning Comments? I don’t endorse homosexuality but I believe there’s a more civilized way of helping them Instead of the constant stigmatization. Remember, they’re humans as well!

    Nice message there

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  2. Thank you! I for one loves everyone despite the choices they have chosen to make. There is no sin greater than another and because of the many wrong choices I have made constantly sometimes He always accepted me back with open arms and He will do the same for you. Remember the constant familiar phrase W.W.J.D. (What Would Jesus Do)? He has unconditional love for all despite the negative things we have done or still doing but the love He has for us never weaken or will disappear. That same exact unconditional love is what Christians should have for everyone as well. We can dislike/or disagree with the sin itself but We should always have LOVE for the person.


  3. I love how you write! Depression hits us with such force sometimes. My family is prone to its sinister attacks! And why? I read an article in Oprah magazine about a gene deficiency in some people causing acute depression. Ereka! It’s good news because you can address that deficiency through nutrition; folate and Vit.B12. For me and maybe 80% people with depression this is God-sent. The link: http://www.oprah.com/health/folate-to-treat-depression

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