When you hear that word, what comes into your mind?
Does it make you feel sick? Do you feel pity? Or disgust, perhaps?
What do you think triggers a person to commit suicide? Is it depression? Self-pity? Hatred? Hopelessness?
Sometimes, I wish I was a bird... Soaring up high in the sky... Without anything to think of.. Just gliding freely...
And then flop. Fell into ground. Got ran over by a pick-up truck. Eaten by worms.
(Maybe that's not a good idea.)
Why am I blogging about this?
Recently, I've read a book entitled 13 Reason Why by Jay Asher. And I know a lot of you are familiar with this book since it's quite popular.
It is about a girl who committed suicide and sent recorded cassette tapes to 13 people whom she said are the reasons why she did it.
Suicide is a sensitive topic, yet it is something that needs to be talked about. A topic that everyone should be aware of. You might not know if it could be someone you know, someone close to you.. It could be your friend, your sister, your brother, it could be anyone....
Like a person with an illness, people who think of suicide show signs. From what I read from Jay Asher's book, one sign is when a person has a drastic change in appearance, commonly having a sudden hair cut. For me I think it's their way of silently asking for help. Maybe somehow, they want people to notice them and somehow be able to help them.
I figured maybe people who ended their own life didn't really wanted to do it.... at first. Maybe they were still hoping that somehow..... Just somehow.... Someone will reach out for them... Someone will try to help them get out of that pit of depression.. Someone who could be that knight in shining armor. Someone..... Anyone?
We should be aware of other people's feelings. Because somehow, we might not know that person is currently experiencing something we could not understand..
For those who feel weary and depressed, just remember God's message.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. -Isaiah 40:31
Your friendly neighborhood elyen,