The Thoughts of a Perfectly Imperfect Teenager

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Suicide

Life is the most precious gift given to anyone. If you are in this world, living, you should be grateful.

People go through issues, I go through issues. I know people who were traumatized and thought their lives weren’t worth living anymore. I feel down sometimes, but I would never even consider killing myself.

I get it. I can completely understand where you’re coming from when people say it isn’t worth going on. I look at the things some people do, and if I was reckless and impulsive, I could see myself doing much of the same things.

I feel this topic is important, nowadays especially. Too many people commit suicide, and it’s young people, old people, everyone. And if you’re someone who’s considered committing suicide, then this is for you:

If every person in the world who was bullied or went through problems committed suicide, then practically the whole world would be dead. You don’t realize just how many people around you are going through similar things, it’s just that not everyone shows it.

Life is too precious to just throw away like that. You’re too precious and too important to just throw yourself away like that. You mean so much to so many people. Including me because even though I don’t know you, I know you’re valuable and important. Don’t do this to yourself. You are so lucky, you know. You are throwing away opportunities other people would give anything to have.

There are people around you who love you, and we would never want to see you hurt. Stop trying to convince yourself you’re in this on your own because you’re not. Think about how we feel. You thought we’d be okay with you just going out and killing yourself? We’re not, and there’s never a reason to kill yourself. Ever. Look around, and you’ll see just how lucky you really are.

Don’t ever think you’re not worthy of your life or that you would be better off dead because believe me, we all need you, more than you think.

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I don’t know how much my words affect my readers, or how much they decide to take with them and carry forward in their lives, but I truly hope that you take the time to understand and trust every word that I am about to write.

First of all, have you tried to commit suicide? If so, why?

The brutal truth is that so many of the people who think about killing themselves don’t actually want to die, but rather, they don’t know how to cope with the pain they’re experiencing.

Yes, it is difficult, and if you’ve ever been suicidal or know someone who has, you’ll know that trying to get rid of that feeling of wanting to end it all is extremely hard.

So what’s my point? My point right now is to convince you that your life is worth living. Because if I can’t even do that, then everything I have tried to tell you has gone to waste.

Suicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting any better.

Those who are considering suicide or are severely depressed often don’t realize that their life can get better. Everything is a choice. If you choose suicide, then you’re getting rid of future hope and the chance that you may find happiness and enjoyment.

If one fills their mind with such dark thoughts, it can be hard to see any possibility for future happiness, but often times, it does get better. Maybe not as soon as you’d like, but know that it is possible to get over your feelings of depression, pain, and suicide.

If you have depression or suicidal thoughts, you may be going through such an extreme amount of pain, that you don’t know that it’s even possible that you can survive. But if you can just persevere and make it through day by day, it gives hope that things can get better in the future. You may not realize it, but by not giving up, you’re slowly building up an inner strength and resilience that will fortify you.

In a state of depression, people who commit suicide often don’t realize that taking their own life will create a tremendous amount of pain and suffering for the people who are left behind. Think about how you would feel if a person you care deeply about took their own life. It’s always harder if a loved one commits suicide, than if they die of, say, natural causes. When one commits suicide, they cause the people they left behind to suffer with a sense of guilt, confusion, and shame, that they might not have done something they could’ve to prevent it.

Although for you, suicide might be a solution for a sudden end to your internal pain, the amount of grief you will have inflicted upon those around you, will cause way worse pain than you would imagine. Those you have hurt will cause people to be upset that they’re upset, and so on, and so on. At this point, the effect of depression, pain, and hurt is rippling through everybody.

You must understand, that although you may feel like a huge, overwhelming burden on family and friends, the best thing you can give them is to stay alive. “I’ll die for you,” is a saying we all say, when in reality those we love would rather us say we’ll stay alive for them. If you truly want to sacrifice your life for someone, don’t do it by completely eliminating your existence, but rather by living and giving to make someone’s else’s life better.

“Place your hand over your heart, can you feel it? That is called purpose. You’re alive for a reason so don’t ever give up.”

Often times, suicidal people want to die simply because they believe they have no reason to continue living. It may sound simple, but the fact that you’re alive, and your heart is beating this very moment is enough reason to keep leaving. Several depressed people believe they have no purpose left in life are therefore, believe they are better off gone.

But in reality, you don’t need a purpose or reason for being alive. As long as you are alive, you still have the chance to do whatever you want in life. Although you may not have found yourself a specific life mission yet, while your heart is still beating, you still have time to explore what your life purpose could be and find happiness.

And think about how hard you’ve fought. You didn’t just decide to take your life. Up until that point, you have stayed strong and continued fighting. Think about those reasons and force yourself to push through the pain for the things worth fighting for. If you think there’s nothing worth fighting for, think again.

No matter what you say, no matter how hard you try to convince yourself otherwise, your life is worth living. If it’s not, then make it. There are people who care, no matter what you think. You have worth, you have value, your life is what you make of it, so make it something to be proud of.

Do you know someone who has considered committing suicide or just someone you think would benefit from reading this? Well, then please, please, please tag them here, because people need to know that there are people there for them that care. Thank you.

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