This week we all morn the loss of Actor, comedian Robin Williams. I have to say I cried like a baby when I found out he took his life. This brought back a lot of feeling of loss, and also triggered a lot of issues with my own mental illness.
The choice to take your life is no small one, You are in the darkest place, you tell yourself that the issues and problems that you are dealing with are much larger than the family who loves you, and who will briefly grieve your loss. Sadly, You have already told yourself that your family is really better off with out you and all of your crap. At this point the only thing left to do is getting up the strength to just do it. That is hardest part, not because you do not have a plan ( You already do) You just have to take a deep breath and DO IT..
Lets say I never want to be there, I am not sure with all my loss that I will be able to come out alive in the end. But I am always thinking positive.
But if you every find yourself not wanting to live, I do ask that you reach out. In the United States Please call the National Suicide prevention Hotline @ 1-800-273-8255
In the U.K Samaritans
Hotline: +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90 (UK – local rate)
Hotline: +44 (0) 8457 90 91 92 (UK minicom)
Hotline: 1850 60 90 90 (ROI – local rate)
Hotline: 1850 60 90 91 (ROI minicom)
O Captain, my Captain. Who knows where that comes from? Anybody? Not a clue? It’s from a poem by Walt Whitman about Mr. Abraham Lincoln. Now in this class you can either call me Mr. Keating, or if you’re slightly more daring, ‘O Captain my Captain’.”
RIP Mr Williams… You are missed…