Teen Suicide

TEEN SUICIDE

If you are visting this page because you are feeling suicidal, I want to speak to you, heart to heart. I know what it is like to feel that you can't bear the pain you feel one more day. You don't really want to die...you just don't want to hurt anymore...or you just want to feel something, after feeling numb for so long. You see no way out and death seems like the easiest way to make it all stop.

I want to encourage you that even though things might seem so dark that you can't see any light around you...there is hope...I have been where you are at and I am living proof that things can get better. I know God does have a plan and a purpose for you and your life...and it's a good plan...a plan to give you a hope and a future. I am here today to help others because I made it through to the other side of some pretty hard things in life. I believe my purpose is to help others that are hurting and to give them hope that things can get better. I'm not saying life is always going to be easy...I'm not about sugar coating anything. Life is not easy...it can down right stink at times...Life is not always fair...to be honest, most of the time, it isn't fair at all...but I do have some good news. There is someone that will stick by you through anything and everything. That person is Jesus. You may not believe in God...or maybe you've turned your back on Him because of your thoughts of suicide or because you think that He doesn't hear your prayers...but He is listening and he does care about each one of us! 

My life has been kind of crazy, but Jesus has helped me through it all. Jesus is the only way I have been able to deal with things like being molested by multiple people...being in a violent relationship where someone tried to kill me and I  had to go into hiding just like in a movie. I've had to deal with infidelity and betrayal. I've had  multiple miscarriages and developed health problems that have kept me bedridden for years at a time. Jesus helped me to get through everything I faced. He never left me alone...I would not be alive today, if not for him. He's not some fairy tale...or just someone you learn about in Sunday School. He helps give you peace, strength and comfort when you call upon his name. He makes himself real. I have seen so many miracles in my life, I have absolutely no doubt in who He is or what He does. He answers when we call on Him for His help.

If you think that no one cares about you, you are wrong. Even when there are people in your life that don't care, or don't do or say the right things, or purposefully hurt you, there are others that love you. Maybe you've never been told that you are loved by your parents...maybe you've grown up in an abusive home or have been neglected...there are so many people who have overcome such things. Sometimes there are things that we have absolutely no control over in life, but the one thing that we ALWAYS have control over is our attitude on how we deal with things in life. What we go through in life doesn't determine our destiny....we do have a say...we choose who we listen to in life. Check out the  hard trials that happened to some of the most well known people of our time...

Richardson Branson founder of Virgin Mobile, Virgin Airlines, Virgin Records dropped out of school at age 16. He was Dyslexic, had struggled in school and was told he was too stupid to  ever amount to anything.

Walt Disney: was fired by a newspaper editor because he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.

Charles Schultz: who created Charlie Brown and Peanuts, had every cartoon he drew turned down by his high school paper... and Walt Disney wouldn't hire him.

Michael Jordan: was cut from his high school basketball team.

Babe Ruth: held the strike out record until he had the home run record. He struck out over 1300 times and hit  714 home runs.

Albert Einstein: was thought to be stupid...he was very slow to learn, to speak and read.

All these people had something in common. They did not listen to the negative, hurtful things that people said to them. They chose to drown out those voices with a belief that they were more than what others thought of them.

Perhaps you're not overwhelmed by people's hurtful words and views of you...Maybe you're dealing with violence, alcoholism, abuse or neglect in your home. Well, there is still hope for you. I have friends who have lived through some of the worst violence imaginable. One of my friends, Chris Keith, survived his dad killing his mom, his brother, and shooting Chris in the head, before he killed himself. Chris goes around speaking to youth in youth facilities, telling them that they can overcome any kind of bad home life...there was domestic violence in his home before his dad snapped that night. Chris would tell you that he survived and he is glad he did, so that he can help others who are struggling. I know so many stories of people who have overcome so much and they would tell you, almost  all of them struggled  at some point with depression and wanting to escape the pain. They are all  glad they hung in there though, because they would have missed out on the great things that were in store for them later in life after all the problems were resolved.

Please Watch this video of Kristen Anderson, she tried to commit suicide by laying down on a train track. She lost her legs but miraculously survived.

HOW TO HELP SOMEONE WHO IS SUICIDAL...

http://hopeforthebrokenhearted.com/suicide-awareness/

 

1-800 SUICIDE (24 HOUR HOTLINE)

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 1 (800) 273-TALK (24-hour hotline)

Befrienders Worldwide - To find a helpline in your area of the world go to www.befrienders.org - "We work worldwide to provide emotional support, and reduce suicide. We listen to people who are in distress. We don't judge them or tell them what to do - we listen."

http://www.sprc.org/featured_resources/customized/teens.asp

http://helpguide.org/mental/suicide_help.htm

http://helpguide.org/mental/depression_teen_teenagers.htm

http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/

http://www.walking-wounded.net/html/suicidal__articles__testimonies.html

http://lostseed.com/testimony.php

http://www.yspp.org/

http://www.teensuicide.us/

 

If you are feeling suicidal here is a prayer that you can pray... there is hope... there are people who care... things will get better, just reach out and let others help you.

 

Lord, I come before You with a heavy heart. I feel so much and yet sometimes I feel nothing at all. I don't know where to turn, who to talk to, or how to deal with the things going on in my life. You see everything, Lord. You know everything, Lord. Yet when I seek you it is so hard to feel You here with me. Lord, help me through this. I don't see any other way to get out of this. There is no light at the end of my tunnel, yet everyone says You can show it to me. Lord, help me find that light. Let it be Your light. Give me someone to help. Let me feel You with me. Lord, let me see what You provide and see an alternative to taking my life. Let me feel Your blessings and comfort. Amen.

Here is a video from Nathan Peterson from the band "Hello Industry talking about his cutting and suicide attempt when he was a teen. Here is a link to the band's website: http://helloindustry.com/ 

 This is a great book from someone who knows what it is like to deal with depression and trying to harm yourself. He brings hope that it is possible to overcome these things and go on to live a happy, fulfilling life.

This is a great book from someone who knows what it is like to deal with depression and trying to harm yourself. He brings hope that it is possible to overcome these things and go on to live a happy, fulfilling life.