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CrazyBirdLady 03-22-07 10:35 AM

I need to know . . .
 
If somebody was standing in front of you, ready to kill themselves, could you convince them not too?

I’m talking about somebody near 40 y/o , somebody never married, no kids. Somebody who has been fighting depression all their life, somebody that knows there will be good times but also knows there will be more bad times too. Somebody that is tired of the fight, tired of the pain, the loneliness, the never ending tears.

What would you tell somebody that can’t find a good enough reason to ever wake up again?

What would you say, knowing you would be the last person to talk to this person, could you give them a good enough reason to live?

Could you convince them?

What would you say?

I need to know . . .

silent cry 03-22-07 10:44 AM

very good question and a very hard one at that... i guess it depended on the person.. age, what their situation was, if you knew them or not.

there is a scene on the film pay it forward where a woman is stood at a bridge ready to jump off..and this drug addict walks past and goes to her.. he desperately tries to talk her down by sayin stuff but she just replies 'what would you know?' so he replies.. if you wont save your life, then please, save my life, have a cup of coffee with me' then reaches out her hand for her..
i dunno y i thought of this but i guess its just someone, who u least expect sometimes to stop and have the time to listen to that person meant so much to her..

so what would i do?.. hmm i'd like to think i would take the time to stop and listen first..then try and help them see something else they perhaps havent seen b4, a different view




Mousey 03-22-07 10:46 AM

I would ask them to look into my eyes, to see the pain it's caused me just imagining they were gone. When someone has brought so much joy & laughter into our lives, the last thing we'd want is to no longer have them in our lives. When someone who has helped us tremendously with our own problems, the last thing we want to hear is that they're no longer going to be there for us.

CBL, we look up to you here, I must admit, you are one of our wisest members. We need you a lot more than you may realize. We are here for you just as you're here for us. We NEED you CBL.....

Life really lets us down sometimes, but CBL you're a strong woman, you're a winner, and we'll help you fight the evil thoughts......

CrazyBirdLady 03-22-07 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mousey
CBL, we look up to you here, I must admit, you are one of our wisest members. We need you a lot more than you may realize. We are here for you just as you're here for us. We NEED you CBL.....

Life really lets us down sometimes, but CBL you're a strong woman, you're a winner, and we'll help you fight the evil thoughts......

Wise choice of words :wink:

I was thinking this over and decided, companionship, that is the one thing that would stop me. :)

painfully numb 03-22-07 10:51 AM

invisible today

Mousey 03-22-07 10:57 AM

I must say, I am very impressed with the way you asked us this question CBL. Instead of coming right out and saying "I want out" you ask us in a way of a scenario.

Do you see how wise she is? I love the form of this question.

CrazyBirdLady 03-22-07 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mousey
I must say, I am very impressed with the way you asked us this question CBL. Instead of coming right out and saying "I want out" you ask us in a way of a scenario.

Do you see how wise she is? I love the form of this question.

:BIGwinky:

Mousey 03-22-07 11:32 AM

I can't shake the feeling of concern. CBL....are you alright??

CrazyBirdLady 03-22-07 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mousey
I can't shake the feeling of concern. CBL....are you alright??

Thank you -- but, to be honest, I'm feeling concerned too . . .

I need to go to bed so I can work tonight,
I used to love sleep . . .
now I think I love it too much . . .

Tell ya what -- I promise to be back here tomorrow, okay?

Mousey 03-22-07 11:38 AM

Ok CBL, I'm holding you to that promise.

I can't help but read between the lines, am I reading into this too much? You best be here tomorrow, what time can I expect you?


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