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There's Always A Better Option Than Suicide
By Novni Community Member
As a girl suffering from depression, I can tell you that there is always a better option than suicide.
I used to cut. A LOT. But I soon realized that it just made my problems worse and didn't take me anywhere. After being sent to a psychiatric hospital I got worse, but with the help of my family, therapist, and best friends, I soon discovered that there is an answer to every question.
Here are a few things that helped me, and could help you, too:
- Write your feelings down. It doesn't matter whether or not you're good at writing, just let the emotions flow onto the paper.
- Draw something! Once again, let it flow through and onto the paper.
- Listen to music. I myself prefer Metallica, Black Veil Brides, Pierce the Veil, ACDC, etc. If you feel upset, maybe just make a list of songs that make you feel better. For me, Carolyn, by Black Veil Brides, made me realize that I wasn't alone with my problems. Here's a little bit of the lyrics: "You're not alone, we'll brave this storm. And face today, you're not alone." This leads to the next option.
- Talk to someone! A trusted adult, a best friend, or your therapist. And remember, IT'S OKAY TO CRY. I used to never want to cry, but soon I couldn't take it and let myself break down. Don't hold in the tears, no matter how much of a badass you are, if you need to let some tears out, do it. I swear to you it'll make you feel so much better.
- Go for a walk. I know, it sounds cheesy, but it works! I live in a kinda urban kinda rural area: Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania. It's basically the outskirts of Pittsburgh. There's lots of trees, and the smell of the new winter frost always calms me down.
- Read a book! Again, it sounds weird, but it'll take your mind off of things, I promise.
And you know what? I may not know any of you, and you don't know me, but I promise I understand your pain. I've been through a lot, too. Sure, life is complicated, but don't think about it too much! It'll make your head hurt, guys.
Also, if you're being bullied, remember, it's rough like sandpaper, but after that you'll be shining. You're BETTER than them! Don't say I'm cheesy, this is serious. I may be only FIFTEEN, but I'm not too young to understand what some of you are going through.
As a person who's been through losses, crushed dreams, broken hearts, bullying, etc., I KNOW how to deal with it. Everything that works for me may not work for you, but hopefully some of my ideas will help you.
Honestly, like I said before, there's always a better option than suicide.