Ask for help you are not alone

Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends but what if you don’t have anyone to share the holidays with?

Yesterday I was on the train, when suddenly I heard a loud thud, I just knew it was a sound of someone taking their own life.

Such a horrible sound then silence, I can’t imagine how difficult it would be for the train driver. I suppose they would have procedures on how to cope, but I think I would be haunted for life. There is nothing the train diver can do, we were going at such a fast speed to stop in time.

It really hit me that life can be over in a second, that every moment should be cherished, we really don’t know when our time is up. I know this sounds corny but I felt really sad that the person decided to take their own life, they never had the opportunity to discover what they were really in the world to do.

My Mum and I.  I'm so glad I have my family to support me, without them I'm not sure what I would do.
My Mum and I.
I’m so glad I have my family to support me, without them I’m not sure what I would do.

I really believe that we do have a path in life, its up to us to discover it. Make terrible mistakes and learn from them, sometimes we get given a bad run but we need to see the bigger picture. There is always someone out there that is worse then us, but they find a reason to smile every day.

There are so many opportunities to ask for help, and it does not hurt to give a friend a call and have a good chinwag. Sometimes letting it all out, even if it is a tad embarrassing is a good thing.

Now I’m not sure what situation the person was in, but surely they could have taken advantage of services such as Lifeline where they could have chatted to a counsellor. But then again, if your in a dark place then you don’t really know what your doing, depression can be a black cloud that you can’t see through.

I just hope, if there is a heaven that the person is in a better place. I just wished the person asked for help it might have made a difference.

If you need help contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 


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