jump the gun
Suicide is such a taboo topic. Not many people realize what is really happening. In the aftermath, there’s so much pain and loss. Some people are blindsided and end up losing their friend, sibling, child, or parent. But to the one that’s sick — the one that feels like death is their only answer — they believe the world, including their loved ones, will be better off. Relieved, even. Their world-view is so skewed that nothing is logical any longer. Take a moment and let people know how you feel about them. It really could save their life. Or, if you’re on the other side of the equation, don’t be so quick to assume suicide is your best, and only option.
© Sarah Doughty