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Save a Life, prevent suicide

If you have come to this blog via Google or some other search engine after using the search term “Suicide Tips” you will not find any resources here on how to end your life.

Are You Thinking About Ending Your Life?

If you are contemplating ending your life, I BEG you to READ THIS before taking any action to hurt yourself.

Please also take a few minutes to visit Befrienders WorldWide to get information about help in your country and native language.

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I simply cannot let another minute pass without addressing the people who visit my blog looking for suggestions on how to kill themselves. I did not make the commitment to start Giggle On to win a popularity contest. My main goal is to help SAVE LIVES…perhaps your life or someone you know and love.

If you would like to help save a life, please re-post this on your Twitter account or Facebook. If we can reach ONE person and change their mind about suicide it will be worth the effort.

If you’re looking for information on how to help someone who has posted suicidal content on Facebook or another social media site, please click here.

Note: I do not make any money or profit from this blog, quite the contrary. My request to re-post and spread this message is ONLY about saving lives. Thank you for your support.

What You Will Find Here

If you are depressed and suicidal and haven’t yet clicked “Exit” or the back key, let me share with you what you will find at Giggle On.

You will find resources about laughter, laughter yoga, laughter therapy, mental health awareness,  suicide prevention, suicide survivor support, including our complimentary e-book, Suicide Sucks, and grief counseling.

You will find stories about people, including me, who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Please Keep Reading

I have lost two people, Jim Thompson and Jim Sims. My world is forever changed because of they way they left this earth. The grief and guilt survivors suffer is simply horrendous but I KNOW YOU ARE IN PAIN TOO, otherwise you would not be looking for tips on how to kill yourself.

At this site you will also find stories of hope, friendship, laughter and perseverance. I invite you to stay a while and check out the rest of the posts.

Check out Tips to Boost your Mood, How to Be Happy and More Dogs – Less Prozac.

Your Life Has Meaning

If you think the world would be better off without you, you are mistaken.

Millions of my fellow survivors of suicide loss stand by me to say:

YOU ARE LOVED. We care!

Every life has meaning, especially YOURS!

I Was Depressed and Suicidal Too

Speaking from someone who was seriously depressed and suicidal, I will tell you as bad as you think it is now, life can get better.

Life does not suck. You do not suck. Life is not a jail.

Death is not the only option to end your suffering.

I am not a psychiatrist or a therapist. I’m someone LIKE YOU who has viewed life through the eyes of depression. I know it feels really shitty for you right now. I want you to know that I care.

Even if you think your friends or family don’t care or they don’t understand, I assure you there are millions of trained and caring professionals all over the world ready to help you in any way they can.

I beg you, from the bottom of my heart to seek help. Please…

If you are in the USA, call the trained staff at  1-800-273-TALK (8255) NOW or visitBefrienders WorldWide for information in your country!

 

Comments

    • @Lissa – thank you sweetheart. I couldn’t take seeing the statistics of people stopping by this site looking for tips on how to kill themselves. I PRAY to the Lord I can help ONE person, ONE family…maybe someone stopping here will make a chance and decide to get help instead of ending it.

      I received a call the other day from one of Jim #2‘s friends with a message of another suicide. I know all too well the PTSD feelings survivors can feel after a completed suicide…and my heart broke for her and the pain she was feeling reliving Jim #2’s death. Pain is part of living, yes, it’s a learning process and a chance for us to grow but I really hope we see less self-hatred and self-hurt in this world. Less suffering…less hurt, more joy and laughter!

      I am so grateful for you helping me spread my messages to your Owning Pink community. Your reach is so much greater than mine and I can’t thank you enough, really Lissa, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

      Namaste from the depths of my soul. Namaste…

    • @Chris – thank you for your prayer. I hope this message reaches people in need. The whole point of this blog is to help save and improve people’s lives. :-D

  1. I appreciate the message you are trying to convey to those who are suicidal – it’s true, suicide is not the right answer.

    But I wanna address your point of their life having meaning.. why does it have meaning? Life is a void, and it’s up to everyone to decide what their life is about… but for some, they decide their life is pointless, and there’s not much to enjoy… shouldn’t their decision to end it just be as valid as anyone else’s?

    • @Henway (or Henley) – I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. Suicide isn’t the right answer. Suicide sucks!

      I don’t believe life is a void or our lives are meaningless, but that’s my opinion. I believe every life has great meaning….even a zygote not fully formed into human shape. Life is a gift and when we disrespect ourselves and others through actions or thoughts of violence or self-hate, all humanity suffers. We are all connected. Again, my belief (my blog, I have carte blanche).

      People can take the action to blow their brains out (as did my first friend Jim) or take a more subtle form of suicide by not taking care of themselves by eating too much, exercising too little and abusing drugs and alcohol. To me, that’s like slow suicide because we are not fully living with the energy potential God gave us.

      Suicide is a very touchy subject for me and for many SOS’ers (survivors of suicide loss). I know and what I’m about to say may piss off some people because it’s not politically correct but here goes. Suicide is, in many instances, a selfish act. There, I said it. Selfish.

      Selfishness denotes an excessive or exclusive concern with oneself; and as such it exceeds mere self interest or self concern. In that it necessarily connotes a disregard for others, it is beyond the act of placing one’s own needs or desires above the needs or desires of others (self interest).

      Of course suicide is selfish. The person who thinks about suicide or acts on suicide is wrapped up in the “I”, “Me” and “My” – all related to “self”.

      They want to end their pain, their suffering…it’s about them. Their suicide is about them but they don’t realize (because of depression or addiction) that their action is going to have a clusterf**k effect on dozens if not hundreds of people.

      Never in my life have I literally and emotionally had to play “clean up” to someone else’s action in the way I did after Jim Thompson died. So yes, I think what he did to all of us was in many ways very selfish and I KNOW the events leading up to his death but I’m still pissed off!

      I know what it is like to be depressed and suicidal. I know people in that mindset don’t think properly or with the same cognitive awareness as non-depressed people do. We (speaking past tense) are in so much pain we don’t think about anyone else…it IS all about us so we are in a very selfish mode. It makes perfect sense that suicide is selfish.

      Picking up the pieces after someone blows their brains out ON PURPOSE sucks beyond imagination. Did I learn from that experience? Yes. Did I grow and evolve? Yes. Would I wish this f**king nightmare on anyone else so they could grow and evolve too? No no no no no! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      As much I have moved on from both deaths of my friends I still get angry about what happened. Just an hour ago as I was driving home from the supermarket I thought about Jim Sims and a tear came to my eye thinking about what a waste it is that he’s gone.

      I don’t believe Jim Thompson’s or Jim Sim’s life was pointless and I bet their families and friends would agree with me as well.

      I understand what you’re trying to say: we assign meaning to things in life. It’s up to us to create and destroy. We have to decide what we want to accomplish and why. But I also believe in a power higher than me…God, the Universe, the Stay-Puff Marshmallow Man…whatever “it” is, it is much more intelligent that I will ever be. Personally, I’m going to let God decide when it’s time for me to meet St. Peter, Elvis and my old friends.

      Suicide is wasted potential of human life. But we see so much of that in this world, don’t we? Had Jim Thompson not killed himself I know he would have accomplished great things…perhaps gotten married and had children. I can’t even talk about Jim Sims and what he would have accomplished because that wound is still to fresh. Jim Sims was a lovely and talented man and the world lost a creative and loving genius when he passed. I want to throw up thinking about the wasted lives…I get a knot in my throat and my heart aches.

      I’m no saint…I’ve killed plenty of my own brain cells from many years of hard partying. I’ve done a lot of things I regret, hurt people, said horrible things and disrespected myself…I didn’t kill myself like my friends did but I’ve wasted a lot of my own human potential because I felt my life had no meaning.

      I believe my life has meaning. I believe I was put on this planet in this body to learn certain lessons, to love, teach and laugh. I believe that with every microfiber of my being.

      If I didn’t believe my life, your life or their lives had meaning or that life is a void…I would have no reason to live. This belief system sustains me, fills me and gives me the strength and courage to keep reaching out to help others.

      With all that said, if you know someone thinking about suicide, please work to get them help. Depression is TREATABLE and we can help save lives if we reach out to others.

      Best wishes,
      Christa

  2. committing suicide is the most easy way to cope with life problems. and its very selfish of course. whenever I thought of doing it I remembered abt my family and never dared to think abt it again.

  3. You said it, Christa!

    Each life contributes to the Wholeness that we are all a part of – in the end, we are One, even though we’ve chosen to experience ourselves within the illusion of separation in this particular experience.

    But we’re not separate from each other. We are all connected. Every positive or negative choice we make affects the evolution of consciousness on this planet.

    Yup, gettin’ all metaphysical on ya! :-)

    Blessings,
    Andrea

  4. Life is a precious gift that we should take care and be grateful of it. Life would only be on Earth for once and we have to admit that there are many problems that we are facing but we have not to be overruled with that problem.

  5. Really think in this that each life contributes to the Wholeness that we are all a component of – in the end, we are 1, even although we’ve selected to expertise ourselves inside the illusion of separation in this particular expertise.

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