Ways to kill yourself

United States Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Your brain hurts. You don’t want to die, you want to end the pain. It’s intense. It’s unbearable and you think the world would be better off without you.

My son who died by suicide wrote this.

“It’s the worst when you immerse into solitude
Your shadow is the only one who follows you
The mirror is the only one who talks to you
It eats you alive till it swallows you
Wallow through feeling hollow
thinking no one understands.”

I am sorry you hurt so much.

I want to help.

I want to listen.

What I have to offer is my late son’s words.

United States Crisis Text Line 741-741

So you are contemplating suicide…

Published by

Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

13 thoughts on “Ways to kill yourself”

    1. I know. When I wrote it, I didn’t think of it that way. The purpose is not to “guilt” you out of suicide but just to express it from another perspective. I know someone cares about you. But I know that right now, that’s not what is helping you. I know now it’s not the right thing to say. It sounds like you are truly suffering. I am so sorry.

    1. A lot of people in a depressive episode or feeling suicidal feel as you do. Was there a triggering event that made your wish to die more prominent in your mind? While I can’t fix everything I can listen and respond.

  1. This is amazing, Anne Moss. I am fervently praying that your words reach down to the heart of someone who is considering suicide as the answer for their pain. Thank you for speaking out boldly and clearly, and offering hope to those who are hurting in a way many of us cannot imagine.

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