Middle Child

Listen. Don't Speak.
2003-06-10 22:37:06 (UTC)


I got this from someone elses journal and if everyone
pastes it then there is a chance that someone who really
needs to read it might see it and it may just may change
their life.

You have decided to do it. Life is impossible. Suicide is
your way out...
Before you kill yourself, here are some things you should
know. Before you act, consider these facts:

1. Suicide is not usually successful. You think you know a
way to guarantee it?
Ask the 25 year old who tried to electrocute himself. He
lived...but both his arms are gone.

2. What about jumping?
Ask John. He used to be intelligent, with an engaging sense
of humor. That was before he leaped from a building. Now,
he is brain-damaged and will always need care. He staggers
and has seizures. He lives in a fog, but, worst of all, he
KNOWS he used to be normal.

3. What about pills?
Ask the 12 year old with extensive liver damage from an
overdose. Have you ever seen anyone die of liver damage?
You turn yellow. It is a hard way to go.

4. What about a gun?
Ask the 24 year old who shot himself in the head. Now he
drags one leg, has a useless arm, and has no vision or
hearing on one side. Fortunately, he lived through his
"foolproof" suicide.

You might too.But...Who will clean your blood off the
or scrape your
brains from the ceiling? Commercial cleaning companies may
refuse that job--but SOMEONE has to do it.
Who will have to
cut you down from where you hung yourself or identify your
body after you drowned?
Your mother?
Your wife or husband?
Boyfriend or Girlfriend?
Your son?
Your daughter?
The carefully worded "loving" suicide note is of no help.
Those who loved you will NEVER completely recover. They'll
feel regret and an unending pain. Suicide is contagious.
Look around your family. Look closely at that 4 year old
playing with his cars on the rug. Kill yourself tonight,
and he may do it ten years from now. You DO have other
choices. There are people who can help you through this
crisis. Call a hotline. Call a friend. Call your minister
or priest. Call a doctor or hospital. Call the police. Call
somebody. They will tell you that there's hope. Maybe
you'll find it in the mail tomorrow. Or in a phone call
this weekend. But what you're seeking could be just a
minute, a month, or a day away...
You say you don't want to be stopped? Still want to do it?
Well, then, I may see you in the psychiatric ward later.
And we'll work with whatever you have left.
***Copy this and put it in your Journal***