Beckie is hosting this weekly awareness challenge.
Week #16 Topic: Passive Suicide, was suggested by Melanie C. of, “Sparks From A Combustible Mind” In case you are not familiarized by the term “Passive Suicidal Ideation” here is an example:
“When we think about preventing suicide, oftentimes we only think of helping folks who have gotten to their lowest point and have a plan to carry out suicide. And while we should definitely continue to prioritize these folks in crisis, sometimes we miss out on helping the people who aren’t in an immediate crisis but still experience a steady and constant hum of suicidal thoughts in their daily lives.
Being passively suicidal means you wish to die. Actively suicidal is just that — you’ve got your plan and you’re planning on going through with the plan.” “The Mighty” Contributor Arya Grace
My response to both the prompts;
I have like most people experienced feelings of depression. Sometimes it is due to circumstances and sometimes it is triggered by physiological and pathological cause. The early death of my mother and a sensitive temperament left me a pray to frequent bouts of depression during my teen years. I was lucky that my father was a very loving and caring person and he gave me the support to overcome these periods of gloom. In addition, I was very close to my younger brother and we shared our problems with each other and helped each other overcome our emotional difficulties.
There was a time later in my life when due to family circumstances I experienced a period of very deep stress and sadness. It concerned a close family member and their problems.
Later when I went through menopause, my emotions were very vulnerable to the slightest bit of aggravation and I used to have very dark thoughts.
During all these phases, there were certain thoughts which were paramount in my mind;
I am not worthy
I am suffering through no fault of mine
No one cares for me
No one will give a damn if something happened to me
They will only miss me when I am gone
These can be triggers towards suicide. They are also indications that the person is not enjoying living and wishes that this life would end.
So though I had these thoughts in different phases of my life, something always brought my thinking back to even keel. It was the support of my family and specially that of my father and later of my husband. The other factor was my inherent optimism. It does same strange that an optimistic person can go into depression and get to the point where they think that life is not worth living but to my mind these are very human and normal thoughts which assail everyone at some point or the other.
What saves us from negativity is the feelings of gratitude. Inculcate this habits to be grateful for everything in life and believe me, you will beat off the negative frame of mind. But if someone is suffering from an illness, please seek medical and psychiatric help for it. Because we can treat most problems.
In Honor of Suicide Prevention Month, more awareness needs to be addressed, as this is an epidemic amongst teens and adults alike all throughout our world.
The Prompt is going to be a bit different this time around.
Write a narrative about yourself and/or someone you know that is believed to think… “Passive Suicidal Ideation”
Can You Relate To The Following Song by Kyle Spratt “Suicide Notes” If so, please explain?
- Write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.
- There are no right or wrong answers. Write in any format you see fit. (Answer’s, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poem, short prose…anything, and/or narrative).
- You can do one or all prompts.
•You have from September 18th. through to September 24th. to submit your entries.
• Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.
• ( If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post).
• Let’s see if we can get some men involved in this weeks prompts, your viewpoint/feelings are validated here too!
• Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site and spread more awareness!