Most people who contemplate or attempt suicide really don’t want to die. They simply can’t imagine another way to stop the unrelenting pain of mental illness, guilt, shame, the loss of self or any combination of these.
WE often show little understanding for the social ills around us that affect so many. For those hurting deeply, reaching out to others can feel like walking a minefield, a minefield that stands in the way of help and healing. The pain experienced by people in such circumstances wears down hopefulness and saps life energy.
What perceived social ills or mental illnesses can seem so distant that a society can’t find the compassion to offer help and acceptance.