Wednesday, September 11, 2013

You are a Genuine Individual

You Matter a Great Deal in this Life

You are Unique

Your Talents and Hobbies are Yours Alone

You are a;


This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. If you or someone you love is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please talk to them. Tell them you love them. Remind them of how important they are to you and the world. No one can replace them. A hello or how are you in the hall at school can save a life. Listen to your family and friends when they talk about this stigmatized topic. Do not shun them, listen and give them love and hope. You could save so many lives.

Most people who have such thoughts are in a deep depression, and have often had family problems like divorce or domestic violence happen to them

There are secure hotlines that can be called, even a hello or a how are you doing to a friend can save a life. You never know how some have been emotionally and psychologically scarred in their lives. Kindness and love can save so many from this tragedy. If you've lost your job, if you're spouse left you high and dry with nothing, if you failed a class at school, or got dumped by your boyfriend or girlfriend.... Talk to someone. Anyone. A Counselor, Friend, Family Friend, anyone... Please talk about it and you will find that there are many other solutions than the one you were thinking would take all your problems away. There are so many who love you and want to help.

If you are struggling with Depression or Anxiety or Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, OR any other psychological or mental short-term illness--remember, there is life after loss and happiness can be yours.

You may think that harming yourself is the answer to all of your problems. Let me be the first to tell you, it is not! Pursuing that route will hurt everyone who loves you, all of your family and loved ones. It is a sad, desperate cry for help. If you need help call 911, call a secure suicide prevention hotline.

You are loved, You have Value. You are Important, to you, your friends, your family, your community and the world. You are a vital part of our Universe. You can Never be Replaced. You are LOVED!

Love, Chelsea Merkley