Fighting and surviving your mind every day is exhausting

by Paul Buskey

Suicide. Most people cannot comprehend. You should be grateful if you’re one of them.

I’m happy for you but don’t throw words out like “selfish” and “crazy” to describe someone who has suffered thoughts of suicide. How are you able to comment and pass a judgment if you don’t understand? Have you lived in those shoes?  Thoughts of suicide are most often the result of an illness just as real as a physical one.

Let’s make something clear first. I’m not a danger to myself so please don’t call the cavalry. I’m not looking for sympathy or … Read more...

To teens and young adults who are thinking about suicide

I know you have had thoughts of killing yourself and you are not sure why. You feel invisible, worthless and you want to end it. The pain just won’t stop.

So I am asking you to ask for help to save yourself.

Telling someone can help relieve some of the pain

I know you want to tell someone but you are afraid to. It’s hard to know what to say or to whom. If you do tell someone, you worry people will think you are joking. And they may which is why I have an example of what to say … Read more...