I recently met a fellow Nerdfighter who has shared with me that their girlfriend is seriously thinking about suicide :/ Thoughts like that and depression can be a hard battle to fight alone, I thought that maybe a bunch of Nerdfighters could pull together and send in some video clips to make her reconsider? You could talk about why she is worthy and valued, you could give her hope for the future, make her laugh :) If you're interested, shoot me an email or inbox me here on the ning. Thank you!
I'm the 'fellow Nerdfighter' in this case, so you can also send it directly to me at email@example.com
Please, do what you can :/
I think that this is a great idea, and I will gladly do anything I can to help. I found this list on helpguide.org of what to do when talking with someone who is suicidal.
Adapted from: Metanoia.org
I am sorry but i disagree with this. I've saved a few people from this decision and i did what the "don't" category says and it worked. These people are still alive today.
What I do is pretty simple. Hoping you know this person, you might know why they would think of such and idea(like if they have trouble finding love, if they get bullied, family troubles, money troubles). Depending on the subject you approach it differently. I usually tell them what they're worth. I explain to them that they are smart, beautiful, kind, important. I explain why they are important and I tell them that even if the whole world where to turn against them, I'd still be there. I'd help them get over there pain and even if they think that i wont understand, I'd find a way to show them that I'm not totally incompetent with this type of pain. Everybody lives the pains and you have to explain that. And if they say that they are just tired of fighting, ask them: the pain is making you grow, it's making you learn. Don't you think that what you've learned and done has been appreciated and will pay off.
If they just don't see the point of life. Be very descriptive of a place they're showing comfort at. If it's the beach: Don't you just love those moments when your just standing there, in front of the beautiful peaceful ocean, with the sand in between your toes, the blazing sun warming up your skin. When you stand in the water up to your knees and the waves go threw your fingers carefully and softly. Do you want to never see that ever again?
Do that with numerous foods, places, feelings. Just to show that life is worth living.
You are more than problems that they make, more than the sum of past mistakes and the life around you doesn't create who they are. Society doesn't create who you are and even tho you can be judged and labeled that doesn't mean that you have to be what you're labelled. Create Yourself like you imagined not how everybody else thinks you should be. You are smart, you are kind, You are worth it. You don't need anyone to be who you want. It's thought but you just have to fight threw. And you will make it because you are strong. I know it.
Hope it helps :3