Yes, there’s a reason why I haven’t published the suicide article yet. For one thing, it consists of five jumbled, dense and emotionally charged pages. These pages contain essential content about three different things–nominally all about suicide. I currently have it divided into two for the moment, and I don’t have time right now to edit it and add coherence. At this point, I can’t even see how many articles best express this information cogently.
Suicide is a big topic, and it has a lot of relevance to my former life. The usual ‘dash and go’ just doesn’t work here. This is going to take a while. Maybe Friday, maybe early next week. There’s editing and soul searching to go through yet. Worry not! Should I experience another rough patch, I will get very annoyed and live anyway– just out of spite. 😛
What to do if your friend is suicidal
- 1. Be a friend.
- Don’t blame yourself; just about anything can be a trigger towards stability and life, or it’s opposite.
The third one of these sounds cold, crass and nasty– but it’s the truth. A person standing on that precipice looks at everything through a different lens. It is hard to know how it affects things. Sometimes, even if you do know that person, and think you know what that lens is doing, be aware that things change. People adapt, and it can be hard to know which way it could go. The worst part about all this is the uncertainty.