It may go without saying, but suicide is possibly the worst, most horrific and tragic act that someone can inflict upon themselves, in my opinion. Not only that the person was able to inflict such physical pain upon themselves in whatever way, but the emotional pain behind it. When someone commits suicide people are often shocked or alarmed, which for me highlights their ignorance. People are so self absorbed and wrapped up in themselves that they couldn’t see the ultimate state of desperation and frustration that the individual who committed suicide was in.
Of course they didn’t want to kill themselves, nobody comes into this world wanting to kill themselves, their opinion is shaped due to others actions and reactions about them as people. Suicide is done when there are no words left. When people have run out of attempting to get through, they’ve had to be far too strong for far too long without anyone acknowledging or seemingly caring about their pain. A Facebook post when someone passes away is easy, they’re gone, and will never come back to contradict all the comments that claim they were “close friends”.
Being there for someone is the most important thing a person can do, and if someone’s suicidal, it is most likely that this feeling of desire for self-destruction is accompanied by a feeling of utmost loneliness. It is so important to look behind the facade of feelings that people put up when they’re trying to be brave. It is so important that people are made to feel significant. Equally, it is just as sad that today the world we live in is so obsessed by capitalism and the social hierarchy that people are slowly becoming disgustingly shallow. Well face-to-face friends suck. Is it really so hard to text someone asking them how they are, how they really are once in a while? Because at the end of the day, that’s what suicide is projecting. It’s someone telling everyone, in the most effective way they feel they can, that they weren’t okay. It’s a way of saying fuck you to the people you thought you were closest to. Being there for another person is admirable and unshameful. After all, it’s often that the smallest things make the biggest difference.