17 Mar Susan’s Sound Advice #484
Another suicide!! L’Wren Scott, noted fashion designer and girlfriend of Mick Jagger hung herself today. This sickens me because, as I tell many clients…. AS LONG AS YOU ARE ALIVE, YOU HAVE OPTIONS. ONCE YOU COMMIT SUICIDE, ALL OPTIONS ARE GONE. Please…. . if you feel that you are facing overwhelming demands that you cannot possibly fulfill or carry out by yourself, ask for help from others. Ifyour family is not willing to provide the support that you need, there are people who will be glad to help you, such as local telephone hot lines, depression support groups, church or synagogue groups, friends, a therapist, a life coach, a priest, a rabbi and others. Remember that sadness, hopelessness and depression are not permanent. There are, in reality, two you’s. There is the hopeless you in the present, and then there is the you in the future that will be glad to be alive. Your family and friends want you alive because they know the future you will be happy to still be living. Not all of your personality is hopeless. The fact that you are still alive to read this means that a part of you has not wanted to die and has kept you alive up to this point. Remember that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Let’s end this terrible epidemic. Where there is life, there is hope.