“I’ll rather kill myself than to commit suicide”,a very popular somebody once said.
Not to make jabs at her. No on the contrary, tbh, I respect that woman. It’s just there to lighten the mood because this issue of depression and suicide, heh, if one doesn’t take care while talking about it, one can get moody.
And we want only good vibes around here don’t we? Yes we do! In fact, it is essential that you surround yourself with positive people if you want to achieve. That’s a topic for another day.
So back to the matter!
The issue of depression among young people is not a new one. It’s very very common meeting depressed teens. Why not? We live in a world of different troubles, we’re constantly comparing ourselves to others and we don’t get what we want all the time.
A few days ago, Monday to be precise, I found out that just anyone can get suicidal, when my dad told me that he messed with thoughts of suicide at one point in his early adulthood. I shiver to think what could have happened had he carried out that action. So you see, if my dad, whom in my eyes is the epitome of peace and harmony of the soul could think about suicide, anyone can. That’s why I’m writing this.
Now I doubt if I can solve depression related issues but I have an idea how depressions comes about. Problems and overthinking lead to depression and depression then leads to suicide.
However, I feel if someone has at least one thing they love so much about this life they won’t quickly give in to committing suicide. Thing is not a lot of people have thought what they love the most about this life. Randomly ask your friends that questions and you’ll see their response. It almost always starts with “uhm, idk maybe ….”.
I think every one should find out what it is they love the most about this life! That way, should you ever be tempted to tak your life you’ll remember that.
Another helpful thing is finding out what you live for. Remebering your purpose in life and all those who will be affected by your demise is a good thing to do when suicidal thoughts begin to come to your mind. Picture your siblings, or your friends, or pet anything or anyone! Just don’t kill yourself.
Oh and let me add this, if you think you’ve hit rock bottom the good news is life can’t get any worse, it can only get better.
Now prevention has always been my best bet. Here are some ways you can deal with frustrating circumstances and prevent yourself from getting depressed. They work for me, they might work for you. I’m sure .
One of the things I do is to write out all the problems I’m facing at the time. Then, I analyze them looking at the two possible ways they could turn out. When I’m done I come to terms with the and throwaway the piece of paper.
Also, praying helps. That’s the good thing about GOD. He doesn’t mind when you pour out your problems to him. In fact, He loves that you can trust Him enough to hand over all your problems to him. If you sincerely pour out your problems to GOD and ask him to take charge, you will feel freer and more at peace.
I have a friend I can call at any time of the day and as long as she’s up she’ll hear me out. Sharing your woes with someone who genuinely cares is very helpful. Most times, by the time you’re done ranting you’ll find out that toy worked yourself up for nothing!
If all else fails, which I highly doubt, listen to the Weeknd! His voice is heavenly. I think the Angels in heaven probably sound like him. I tried this today and by the time I was done with like 3 songs I was smiling. You should try it .
I encourage you to pass this around, you’ll never know who’s life your saving! As you do, add your own methods and let’s make this list longer.
Remember, depression isn’t cool. Stop saying I’m depressed. Also, suicide should never be an option.
Take care and God bless you.