Life, Suicide and Antidote

Life, Suicide and Antidote By Pao de Chavez

If you think of ending your life just because you see what’s wrong with it or how big you messed up and that you have no way out, try to imagine this: you were given finger nails and they will eventually grow and get dirty. Some people let them grow and get dirty while some people cut them when they get dirty. Would you just cut your nails when they get dirty or would you choose to cut the whole hand so no nails will get dirty?

Similar if someone decides to end his life because he knows he fucked up big time, no hope, no solutions — NO MORE CHANCES, NOTHING TO HOLD ON TO.

People think death would end everything because they just focus on their mistakes. Mistakes that can be stopped and corrected. Yes, we can never bring back time, but we can make use of the rest to make better things. Why do you have to give up? Why do you have to end your life just because of some mistakes? Why would you choose something that would end your opportunity to get things done or to make things better? Clearly, there are reasons that can make us sad or even worse- suicidal. But come to think of it, why would you choose to leave just because of one mistake when there are more reasons to stay because of the good things that could have been considered?

No one runs a perfect life, decision, or whatever. We are all flawed creatures bound to mess up at a certain point in our lives.

Let us face it, life is unfair. Like how charcoal is made up of carbon but it means nothing compared to a diamond although they are made of the same element. Something becomes precious as time passes by, that is, when you only hold on to your faith, hope and decide to endure the pain and the struggles. Charcoal easily breaks because it has not endured time and its natural process. Diamond becomes hard and it shines as time passes and as how nature molds it to become strong. Unfair no?

Let’s accept the fact that yeah, life could be unfair. I asked a friend and gave me this response: Life is both unfair and fair. It could be unfair but it can only be on the surface and we might find our real strength within so we could endure it (김성태, 2012). And I think by that, he means like life could be fair if you get even with it. You get even with life when you challenge your reasons to justify your suicide. So get back up, and fight the urge. Get back up because you are stronger than this. Get back up because you know there are a lot of options and solutions. Get back up, and I will support you. ?

So much thoughts may have occupied our minds, pressured our souls and fucked our systems up but one thing remains — LIFE IS A BATTLE THAT WE HAVE TO ENDURE, WE HAVE A GREATER GOD. Our hope is dependent on our faith, and we have to keep both of ’em strong (Heb 11:1).

You should never say that you are alone. PRAY. Seek Help. You may talk to me ?

NOTE: If this is an emergency suicide situation
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Life, Suicide and Antidote

Dear Pao
Mapua Alumna. AB Psych || PsychoTech Enthusiast. CoE. Writer. Teacher. Artist. Music lover. Dancer. Food lover.

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LIST DOWN THREE WAYS HOW YOU AVOID DEPRESSION / SUICIDE
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1.Feel free to talk about your problems with you family or friends
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ACT 186 Ashly Joyce Gomez the three ways to avoid depression for me are Acceptance because if you accept those thing that made you fall once it will help tyou to move on and use that as your strength in the near future if something will happend the same scenario will happen to you again, and the secound one is Prayer some people i know is basing their strenth to God and help them changed and realized the life that God gave to them and they start to change their life because they know that God is always by their… Read more »

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Depression is one of the relevant issues nowadays. This is one of the hardest illnesses to combat by the people. Everyone couldn’t escape this kind of issue as a living individual. Some think of this as the only way to end their problems and just escape the pain. There were many ways to avoid depression and suicide. One way is to lower our standards in life to avoid disappointment that leads to depression. Second one is try to reach out with people. Try to socialize and communicate. The third one is always be positive. Be optimistic in all aspects in… Read more »

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Depression is one of the relevant issues nowadays. This is one of the hardest illnesses to combat by the people. Everyone couldn’t escape this kind of issue as a living individual. Some think of this as the only way to end their problems and just escape the pain. There were many ways to avoid depression and suicide. One way is to lower our standards in life to avoid disappointment that leads to depression. Second one is try to reach out with people. Try to socialize and communicate. The third one is always be positive. Be optimistic in all aspects in… Read more »

Geofrey Lozano
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3 ways to avoid depression and suicides in life 1) surround yourself with good vibes and people that will encourage you to change you who you are in a good way. And will to correct you even though your wrong 2) set goals in your life, try to know your inner self, treat your self right and learn to love your self the way that they did.love all the people surrounds you and do not overthink on things that might break you as a person 3) learn to get help from above, he has a greater plan on you,don’t stress… Read more »

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Ryan Dave Biron ACT186 Depression is one of the common problem in our society and It cannot be avoided especially in the student. All of us are experience the depression may be because of the family problem, financial aspect, failure and stress in the study. Depression means they have a mental illness and they feel sadness and hopeless and they feel that their problem can’t understood by others. Depression can lead us in a way of looking to kill themeselves which is to suicide. It is not easy to see people who experiencing depression or those who thinking suicide. As… Read more »

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Camelon, Yrica M. ACT186 The three ways to avoid depression are: 1. Have a healthy lifestyle 2. Build a strong relationship/have a support group 3. Lessen stress and prayer We cannot deny the fact that in today’s generation, there are people suffering from depression. As I observed, some people who suffer from depression, they usually end with the thinking of suicide because some of them thinks that suicide is their escape from their problem that they’re going through. This article tells us that no matter how big and hard our problems, we shouldn’t think that we are alone and end… Read more »

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Most of the youths in today’s generation is suffering from depression. Some of them ended up killing their own lives. Depression is a serious illness but it will cure with the hepl of the people around you and also by helping yourself in taking the the positive side of yours. To lessen the possibility of suffering from depression here are some things to do and remember: 1. Surround yourself with positivity. Always look on the brighter side. Focus yourself on good things. 2. Make time for yourself. Do what you want, spoil yourself. Love yourself. 3. Always pray, and always… Read more »

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3 ways to avoid depression: 1. Avoid overthinking. Overthinking too much sometimes leads us to things that are unexpected to happen. It made us think of such things and we weren’t able to decide for ourselves. 2. Avoid stress. Stress is everywhere. And as students, we cannot deny the fact that we feel stressed everyday. But, we should take stress in the positive way and try to learn how to manage and address such situations when they arise. 3. Feel free to express your true feeling with other people. Talking with others is like a therapy that comforts us from… Read more »

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Depression is a serious problem our community is facing through, I can attest to that since I was a victim of it. Based on my own experience we can avoid it first by talking about our problem, if we can’t say it to our friends or relatives, there is God who is always there to listen. Second, always think positive, no matter how hard your situation is always think of the better result we can get with it at the end of the day. Last is be strong, taking your life is not a choice. This article conveys message that… Read more »

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1. Surround yourself with a positive friends. So if you’re experiencing depression there are people who can boost your emotions.
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3. Turn on the music. This is the best way to be alone, though you are in a public places. You can enjoy your music by playing more joyful one to boost your confidence.

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Suicidal cases are increasing nowadays because of depression and anxiety. Because of the problems that we cannot handle anymore. This article is for those people who are suffering on this situation. If you are in this scene, just think all those people who doesn’t have homes. Think of those you will be hurt if you leave them. And think of your dreams. To those who have suicidal thoughts, i can give you some advice on how fight it. First, you need to be optimistic. just think of happy thoughts. Second, you must hang out with your friends. Have time to… Read more »