Wednesday, September 12th
Seven Days of Refection for
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week
Thoughts on Losing a Child to Suicide
Day FOUR: “I don’t understand why?” So often, when we lose someone to suicide, we struggle with this question: “why?” So often, those who end their lives by suicide appear to have so very much to live for, so why do they feel that they do not? What we, the outsiders, need to understand is that people who end their lives by suicide are making decisions with unhealthy brains. People who struggle with depression and other mental health issues, as hard as they try, cannot realize those good things in their lives. How we perceive life is complicated, but more and more research being done, showing that how we feel and think depends upon our brain functioning. We need to educate, so we all know the signs to look for. All talk of suicide must be taken seriously, even if the person appears to have a promising future.