One of the positive things about the passing of time is how certain painful and unacceptable emotional situations affecting many people over the years, such as committing Suicide or trying to take your own life, has become more understandable with research and better mental health and medical care along with ongoing support.
For many years many people who have committed suicide was treated as sinners by many churches, as well as negatively with little understanding from friends and families.
Today, with more understanding many potential suicide victims, have been given the help they needed by caring mental health professionals or just by a caring person who is willing to help a person cope with some of the life many challenges that have become a burden.
Nobody can ever say that a state of mind of depression, guilt or an illness can never come knocking on their door since none of us knows what is around the corner for any of us.
Plus how do you know if you had a similar personality as a potential suicide person or victims, with a similar set of circumstances that you would not behave any different, the way I see it none of us can say with 100% conviction unless you are in the shoes of a person struggling to cope, with some of life issues, or some form of mental illness.
Therefore, one of the kindest things we can do for ourselves is to seek help whenever we feel unsure of our own mental state of mind because it could be some something easily sorted out by the right balance of medication if required or a clearer understanding of our situation.
And should we know someone in need of help, that we either signpost them to some professional help or just to give them some of our time with a listening ear.
Because we will never know, we could be saving the life of a potential suicide victim, I know personally I wish I was qualified or more aware of the signs as well as to believe what was being said of a suicidal intent was true.
Since I never thought my dear friend would have gone through with it, due to our spiritual education at the time, when I had a friend call me years ago to say goodbye and to give his daughter a message, it's only a shame I have lost touch with his family.
Today with better understanding many people are more aware including Churches, they will acknowledge many potential suicidal individuals as needing help, of a physical nature, emotional support, including spiritual guidance, as well as medical or psychiatric help.
In the UK one of the main portals for help for anyone who is a potential suicide victim is the Samaritans - Contact No: 116 123
Whatever may be going on in our life, you do not have to suffer in silence or on your own, help is there regardless of our circumstances, please make that call the Samaritans - Contact No: 116 123
Suicide needs to be taken seriously just check out these facts and figures for the UK.
Also, check out these 2011 facts and figures for suicide around the world.