Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
Luci, if you ever have another 'I want to shove a pen through my eye' moment and feel like talking, feel free to send me a PM.
Thankyou so much. That really means a lot to me. I've had plenty of moments like this before, and no one has ever extended themselves in any real way. I get that it is more comfortable for them to pretend it's not happening, but really...it could mean the difference between someone staying alive or really doing it.
For anyone out there who is interested, here is what NOT to do:
*Tell the suicidal person to pray to Jesus
*Tell the suicidal person they are being unacceptable and rude for losing it at the person telling them to pray to jesus when they feel like jabbing a pen into their eyeball.(even if it's true)
*Telling the suicidal person that they have a victim mentality.
*Telling the suicidal person that they just want attention!
*Do NOT under any circumstances try and guilt them into staying. That is much more cruel and uncaring than if you pulled the trigger. You only add to their torture. It's not about YOU! Individuals have a right to go if they want to, you have no control over anyone and trying to is black magic.
None of these things help a person who is seriously distressed, and actually makes it worse for them.
Believe them if they say they want to jab a pen in their eye. Even if it is true that some may say these things to get attention, it isn't always the case for every suicidal.