At A Loss

Two days ago my dear friend and neighbour lost her battle with cancer. For the past 8 years I always knew I could pop next door and see her awesome smile. I have had her 9-year-old granddaughter living with me weekdays for the last two weeks and it was like having a part of my …

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I Believe

Yesterday marked 22 years since I gave my heart to Jesus Christ. I always believed in God but never understood that He loved me for who I was because He MADE me that way. It still took several years for that to sink in - in fact, I don't think I really understood the full …

How To Tell Someone You Are Suicidal

I think this is a really good post both for people who are suicidal and for those they tell.

Depressionless

So how do you tell someone you are suicidal? Who do you tell? Oh no, you can’t choose them… Or you can’t tell them that… This post should answer some of your questions about telling someone about your suicidal thoughts, or intent to commit suicide, based on my own experiences and the experiences of other that I have heard about.

Firstly, should I tell someone?
The short answer is yes. All health professionals would agree that sharing your feelings and thoughts will help you. When you get your feelings out it will be easier to receive help but it will also feel less of a burden. When I first told my friend I did not get the reaction I was expecting, but it still made me feel better and realise suicide is not my only option.

Who should I talk to?
The important thing is that you feel comfortable to…

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