Suicide is the commonest cause of death of men under the age of 35 in the UK and I believe that more work should be done to help these vulnerable people.
This post really struck a chord after I lost a good friend to suicide earlier in the year, and if me re-blogging it goes even 0.1% of the way towards preventing a single suicide then it is time well spent.
It’s time the elephant in the room is addressed and the people struggling know that there is support available.
For UK readers please check This link for help options.
Suicide. That’s the word that if people talk about it at all, they will usually use. “Took their own life” might come up. “Killed themselves” is farther down the list.
Have you ever heard someone say, “That kid murdered himself” or “That kid committed murder when she killed herself”?
I hope no one ever murders you. Not even you. But if you are reading this right now, you might be considering murdering yourself.
What do you call it to yourself?
In the Dr. Seuss animated feature, “Halloween is Grinch Night” the Whos down in Whoville call the outhouse (or bathroom), the euphemism. Euphemism is one of those words they expect you to learn for the SAT. It means “a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.” Outhouse and bathroom are euphemisms. While…
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