Understanding Suicide – An Insight Into The Pleaze Suicide Guide

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Suicide is one of the biggest issues we deal with as a society currently. According to WHO, more than 700’000 people die every year by suicide.

Understanding Suicide

It can be impossible for some to understand why one would want to take their life. It’s important to know that everyone suffering from suicidal thoughts is going through different things and different levels of risk. With that said everyone matters equally.

Although everyone is different, one thing is for sure, someone having suicidal thoughts is going through extreme emotional pain. Pain so bad, that we don’t see a way out. Overwhelmed with life, we’ve just had enough, need to escape, and need it to end. We believe that not everyone wants to die, we just want the pain to stop. 

We feel hopeless, like nothing will help and nothing will end this suffering, other than suicide. We can feel like a burden, to our family, our friends, our society, our world and that everyone would be better off without us. We can become crippled with these thoughts, and they become too overwhelming that we want to act and attempt suicide. 

As mentioned earlier, suicide is different for everyone. The reason for these thoughts is complex and could be mental health issues, personal issues or a combination. These thoughts could be passive or active. Passive suicidal thoughts are when someone thinks about ending their life but does not actually plan to do it. These thoughts could be fleeting and come and go. Active thoughts are suicidal thoughts with a plan to carry them out.

Contrary to popular belief being suicidal isn’t a choice and suicide is not selfish, weak, or an easy way out. We care. We are aware of the consequences. We think of the impact it would have on our family, friends, and everyone around us. Therefore, you must understand but maybe not know, how much pain someone is going through with suicidal thoughts. We can think so irrationally and think no one cares about us. A thought I used to think was “They don’t care about my life, so they won’t about my death.”

“The person in whom its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill oneself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from a window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; the fear of falling remains constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall, it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling “Don’t!” and “Hang on!”, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.” -David Foster Wallace


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