Suicide Prevention: Lies We Can Become Trapped In

Orange Leaders | 9/24/2018 | Staff
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We all have bad days. We all have those days where it doesn’t seem like anything goes right. However, for most of us we have the healthy mindset of knowing that this bad day is one of many other days; some of them good. The problem when talking about a mindset that sometimes leads to suicide is that it becomes very polarized. Sometimes this is due to living with no margins. We can live so far out on the limb that small moments can have enormous consequences. It’s important for everyone to live within margins. However, even with margins there are lies that take over our mind. These thoughts that we all have now and again can become so intensified and seem so one-sided that it can seem the only logical choice is suicide. It’s important to understand these mindsets and the lies that seem true both to help those who are in this state of mind, but also in case we are faced with them ourselves.

LIE: There is only negative in my life.


TRUTH: There’s good and bad every single day.

There’s positive and negative in every single 24-hour period. Our brain however, in an attempt to protect us, sometimes causes things to seem worse than they really are. It’s much like a bottle of water. If you put ink into that water what would happen? The ink wouldn’t float to the bottom like a penny would if you dropped it into that same water bottle. No, the ink would disburse throughout the water making the whole thing look dark and murky. If we looked at that water under a microscope, we would see that there is much more water than there is ink, but because of the nature of ink it covers everything. The same is true for negativity. Again,...
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