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Suicide too young

I just wanted to encourage anyone battle these terrible diseases to please seek professional help. A high school friend, beautiful 31 year old, tried to take her life yesterday with a single gun shot to the head. It didn’t kill her, but if she had a successful surgery she would be left paralyzed and on a feeding tube. Her family just made the decision to take her off of life-support. And now they wait for their smart, charismatic, witty daughter to pass away.

Please do not let this be you. Your life is too important to end. Even if it doesn’t feel like it this moment. Someone out there cares about you- even if you haven’t met them yet.

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I feel bad for the girl and her family. Some of us who had been struggling with damn illness for too long know about suicidal ideation, hell I even have it all planned out in my head, but whenever I feel am reaching the limit I REACH OUT. Please everyone REACH OUT. You will never be depressed forever, it just feels that way cause in that moment you are in the grip of it, and you aren’t seeing clearly. Have faith even when it’s so hard to have faith

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So very sad. My heart goes out to her family. She must have been in a lot of emotional pain to come to that decision. I hear a lot about efforts going out to young people who troubled and are thinking of suicide. I would like to see care go out to older people too, no age limit. Every life is important.

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This is sad, praying for her and her family. I too have suicidal thoughts before. But I know it will get better and the storm will pass. ❤️

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I haven't read the other replies so as not to influence myself, but I just wanted to say that what you said really NEEDS to be said, particularly on this forum. I am not hypocritical. I will admit that I have felt suicidal myself and very nearly did it. What stopped me is the very thing that happened to this poor young lady; that I would be left not dead but paralysed with a feeding tube or worse. I am lucky in that I have a nurse as a best friend and she reminded me of all the cases she has seen wherein this has happened. It is truly tragic what happened to this beautiful young lady. I know others ;who have lost a son through suicide and the family is destroyed forever; they will never be the same again. So for these two reasons I decided not to "attempt" and I will continue to fight with every inch of my body and mind towards "recovery" rather than choosing the other option as it really is so permanent and so tragic all round. I know it is really really really hard and I am not saying to people to stop feeling how they do. All I'm saying is please try not to attempt and to get all the support you can possibly muster in the opposite direction. Try and get well. It is possible to get better. I am a little better than I was and always trying like my name says.

Gemma xxxx

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