There are a lot of people in this world; some happy and some sad. They put on a mask that covers up their true face. These people block everything out around them, but the sadness, and the pain, and the hurt are still inside. Many people don’t realize when they tease or say something hurtful to someone or pick on them, it hurts them a lot without knowing it.
Research shows that 5% of the world population suffers from depression, which is roughly 350 million people. Also, while 5% suffer depression, 5,240 people attempt suicide and 98% of the 5% of people who attempt suicide from the cause of depression actually succeed at doing so. All the time while this is happening they hide their true feelings.
The most common method for suicide is firearms with 49.9% of the suicidal attempts which consist of a little less than half the suicide deaths. Following firearms is suffocation (including hanging) at 26.7% and poisoning at 15.9% of the suicide deaths. One would be surprised to learn that self harm and any other method is the least popular method of suicide which is at about 7.5% of all suicide death causes.
“I have been bullied for about 5 years now and I wish it were over. My opinion is it can go both ways, either way they would have to stop or I could eradicate myself from the problem. Because every day I go home feeling like I’m nothing and I just want it all to end. Depression isn’t something that you want, it’s hard to get rid of it and it takes over your life and swallows you whole and leaves you broken and empty. I don’t think people realize that it hurts so much that you will do anything to get rid of it.” said anonymous.
Everyone experiences sad times in their life, some more than others. Not everyone has seen the same things and can’t understand what is happening in others lives. Everyone deals with loss, and tragedy, and bullying differently. Just don’t let suicide be the end of your journey.
When asked what they would tell someone/ anyone who was or is thinking about suicide anonymous said, “I know what’s going on in your life must make you sad, depressed, or angry. But consider that there is a possibility, or future where you can change someone’s life. In the future there will be great, tremendous possibilities. There are many ways to achieve these things. What I did when I was feeling that way was say I will be a great mom, significant other, etc. and I want to be able to be the person my dad was never able to be. I want to be what my mom wants to be, but can’t because of her mental illness. I wanna be the person who I needed when I was 5 so you can set a future for yourself like that. Maybe in the future you have kids and if you do away with yourself you won’t give them a chance. And I know you are sad person, But what if tomorrow is the best day of your life but you can’t see it because you died in your own hands.”