For some, life is a cakewalk. Certain people get a lucky stick with few hardships or obstacles.
But in reality, many are struggling for there lives, trying to pay bills and feed their families.
The top 1% of Americans want to live in luxury, but the blinding effect is an illusion at its best.
Most of our population is starving, dying from a disease, or blind-sighted by our government’s laws.
How many times has our world knocked us down?
In all honesty, how easy is it to swallow the pill of challenge?
What battles either internal or external need fighting, mending, or healing?
Isn’t this a tiring existence we live. Believing we have won when we spend thousands of dollars on meaningless items that fill our lives with junk and leave our hearts empty.
Is our existence about power and oppression only?
Where we swallow our fellow humans to get ahead, strip others of there rights to make a dollar, and drown the population in depression.
We are headed towards another great depression. But nobody wants to speak up and share the pain, struggle and suffering behind closed doors.
Our societies and social media have taught us to lie about our lives, struggle alone while crying ourselves to death.
Now, how about suicides?
In the United States of America, our population as of 2019 is 328,531,642. There are 47,126 recorded suicides. Per every 6,971 people, there is a suicide in the U.S. alone. That’s a very deprecating statistic.
According to the World Population Review, in 2019 they give a breakdown of statistics per state in America. Below are detailed charts showing the population vs. suicide number and suicide numbers per state.
After looking at these charts how do you feel?
Many people are struggling to survive and some only find the answer in leaving by choice. This is a horrible way to showcase the severity of what our nation is creating for us. But it’s a truth that needs to be acknowledged.
How should we unite our communities so we can save our fellow humans from leaving us before it’s time?
Here are five ways we can come together to make a difference.
Establish Community Support Systems
Develop Productive & Applicable Tools for Mental Health
Create Non-Judgemental Societies
At every stage in life, there are going to be inevitable uphill and down spiraling battles. How we choose to deal with these situations matters. Some challenges leave us stronger, while others leave us scratching the surface to survive.
Many people know someone who has left us before there time. Some we knew in passing, and some are more intimately known. The sad truth is there are signs when someone is crying for help.
How closely are we looking at the people and faces in our societies?
According to psycom, there are several signs when someone is in need. Read below to become better educated.
Behavioral changes are the easiest to identify if one is close to another individual who is suffering.
Isolation & Non-Communication
Possession Elimination & Internet Searches on Suicide
Increased Aggression & Recklessness
Increased Drug and Alcohol Usage
Emotional warnings are amongst the hardest to pinpoint, but one can see them coming if some of these character traits start to manifest.
Depression & Lack of Interest
Irritability & Anger
Anxiety & Shame
Mood Swings & Frustrations
A verbal cue can be missed if not listening. Note, the meaning of language can be perceived in different ways.
No Purpose in Life
Feeling like a Burden & Stuck
Parents with children may not notice the effects internal and external influences have on a child.
Experience Bullying & Physical, Emotional or Sexual Abuse
Death near Individual
Mental Health in Personal or Family History
Confused Sexual Orientation
Many associations are alerting us to understand another person’s situation. If we are present when another is having a hard time in life, it could be time to step in and offer support.
Try to communicate more effectively with other people. Many don’t showcase the shadows of themselves. Bringing joy and light to other’s life is a simple task. It starts by asking then listening with the heart.
Here are a few risk factors you may, or may not be aware of about somebody else…
History of Substance Abuse
Access to Firearms
Difficult Life Events
Isolation from Others
History of Mental Illness
History of Physical or Sexual Abuse
Having a Terminal or Chronic Illness
Past Suicide Attempts
People have said it takes a small village to raise a child, but it takes an entire race to create harmonious communities.
No ONE misfortune is worth sacrificing a life. If there are several misfortunes don’t live in FEAR of more. Don’t be afraid to see your truth and ask for support.
Live with love, and share your heart, because many need this unconditional love. Each person has something beautiful to offer this world.