Thursday, 7 April 2011

Suicide: "Tell Hell I aint Coming!"

“Suicide - a permanent solution to a temporary problem.”
– Phil Donahue

I understand you’re feeling desperate and hopeless, but before doing anything, please read this, and use the links at the bottom of this page.

10 reasons not to commit suicide
Post taken from:
“If you’re reading this, there is at least a small part in you that doesn’t want to die. Listen to it, and please read on.

Suicide is final – once it’s done, there’s no changing your mind. Since you have even the slightest of doubts, you owe it to yourself to stay alive.
You can always kill yourself later, why not wait? Even if you wait just one day, you may find a reason not to kill yourself in the meantime.
If you’re feeling suicidal, you’re probably in more pain than you know how to handle. There are ways to reduce the pain, and ways to learn to deal with pain. You can learn both - either way things will get better.

Just because you’re feeling suicidal doesn’t mean you have to act on that feeling.
Consider this – if you’re trying to escape from the pain you are in and seek relief, suicide is not the answer. You cannot feel relief, or anything else for that matter, if you are dead. You must stay alive in order to feel the relief you seek.

Often when feeling suicidal you feel alone. You are not alone – you found us didn’t you? Turn to your family or friends or a priest or a rabbi – anyone that will listen. If you don’t know whom to turn to, use the links on the right-hand side of this page to find resources that can help.
By terminating your life right now, you terminate your future. Consider this – we create our own future. You have the power to create whatever future you wish for yourself. But you need to be alive in order to have that future.

If you’re sensitive enough to be in so much pain that you no longer want to live, you’re probably sensitive enough to care about, and want to help others. Maybe you don’t feel like helping anyone else right now, but why not help yourself? And perhaps by not killing yourself and overcoming your difficulties you can later help someone else who is in a similar situation.

Finally, don’t do it because I’m personally asking you not to. Whatever you’re feeling, whatever you’re going through, things can get better – I know because I’ve been there. Maybe I haven’t experienced exactly what you have, but not only have I thought of suicide, I tried it – thankfully I was unsuccessful and I can speak from personal experience when I tell you things can get better.”

Use the resources below to help - remember you are a winner not a quitter!
Remember, you cannot change your mind if you commit suicide - but you can always have options if you hold onto hope!

In the UK The Samaritans are a well known organisation that offer support for the suicidal. The service is completely confidential.
Telephone: 08457 90 90 90 (UK)
1850 60 90 90 if you are in the Republic of Ireland
E-mail: jo at
Anonymous E-mail: samaritans at

UK resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress particularly teenagers and young adults. They have HOPElineUK which you can call
from 7pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday and 2pm to 5pm at weekends.
Telephone: 087017 04000 or 01978 367333

Maytree is a sanctuary for the suicidal. There is a need for accommodation in a non-medical setting for those in a suicidal crisis and in danger of taking their own lives and which offers time, space and respite. Maytree aims to meet this need. There is a gap in the services available to the suicidal between the medical, largely psychiatric and longer term, and the voluntary sector, offering help lines and hostels. Maytree fills this gap.
contact : 020 7263 7070 (email removed) any time, day or night

Befrienders International
is a worldwide link to find suicide support whichever country you are in.

Depression Alliance
Is a charity offering information and support to people affected by depression. The website contains information about the symptoms of depression, treatments for depression, and Depression Alliance campaigns and publications. Also has details of self-help groups across the UK and correspondence schemes, providing contact and friendship.

Lifeline Australia
Call 13 11 14

A cry in the dark - A Yahoo mailing list offering non judgemental support for those who are having probelms with self injury, feelings of suicide, depression and eating problems.

No Woman, No Cry

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