Suicide is like a "grenade going off within a family or community," In the aftermath, survivors are left profoundly wounded and deeply distressed. Many fight with weakening emotions, altered relationships, and challenging responsibilities. Although each situation is unique, some issues are commonly shared by survivors.
According to research it has been found that it is helpful to know about common survivor reactions. Being informed does not make the reactions disappear. That will take time ... and probably a great deal of grief-work. It will help though, to know that what you are feeling is commonly felt by other survivors and that it is possible to survive and go beyond just surviving.
Are you or someone you love at risk of suicide? Where can you seek support?
“Suicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting any better.” – Unknown
I have been in Pettah all alone, at 11:30 pm in the night, I was only 21 years old. Empty streets, filled with gangsters, I kept on walking while my legs were shivering and heart was throbbing fast knowing even if I get killed, no one will know. I watched the empty screen of my phone and wished with so much emotion, I would get a call from my father asking whether he could arrange transport for me? And I saw none. I only heard the haunting hollow echoes from his grave, praying I will be safe. I survived amid the lusty eyes of gangsters who kept on following me right to the edge.
I survived. And here I am saying, Suicide is for the bold.
It was 2014 and I was doing my A Levels. Around that time, I had my first heartbreak. Yes, I fell in love with a boy and vise versa or so I thought. We dated for 4-6 months and "suddenly" he remembered a request that his mother had made, which was not to fall in love with a girl until he had completed his A Levels. So, we broke up. He was my first love, so you know how it feels. I felt completely lost and I felt alone even among a crowd and that feeling was horrible. I cried day in and day out and was left in a complete mess.
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