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When You Lose the Will to Live

Suicide awareness
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A story I read in June this year still plays in my mind. A police officer drove his car into the sea at Discovery Bay in St. Ann. That he attempted suicide is startling in itself but not as shocking as what happened next.

Some residents who saw the car being driven into the sea managed to rescue the man before the car was fully submerged and called the police department. But before the police arrived on the scene the man rushed back into the sea and has not been seen or heard from since.

What touched me about this story was how determined this man was to lose his life… Since then I’ve heard a lot of dialogue which accuse the man of being foolish; that he should have found another way out before he thought to take his life. What a lot of people don’t realize is that suicide is not something that most people attempt lightly.  

Tweet: A decision to commit suicide is usually made when a person feels there's no way out.

It’s usually a decision made when it feels as if there is just no way out. The truth is over 800, 000 people commit suicide each year.

So what do we do if we are ever in a situation with someone who is suicidal? How do we recognize the signs? Continue reading on MakingtheMostBlog.com.

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