By Emily Chance
I have come to find that most suicides happen on Mondays or on the holidays. I know of many people who killed themselves without knowing what kind of an impact they would create leaving those behind, and most of them were considered “happy.” So here are some ideas to help battle the blues:
1. Hang out with friends. Make sure to hang out with people other than your family. It will help you realize that you are loved by more than those who are “obligated” to love you. If you feel like you have no friends or you have lost touch with them, reconnect with them! I know that I’m happy to talk to people I haven’t seen or heard from in years.
2. Find a hobby. Find something that you enjoy doing, or at least something to get your mind off of your troubles. Bake a cake. Sew a pillow. Make a tie blanket! Take up solitaire or even origami. Getting yourself busy can be good for your soul.
3. Binge watch a T.V. show or movies. Go get a blanket, grab some snacks out of your fridge or cabinet, curl up on the couch, and put on Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, House, Doctor Who, Orange is the New Black, or whatever else you want to watch! Watch Disney movies! The possibilities are endless! Just make sure to get up and get some water, too. You deserve to stay hydrated.
4. Talk to somebody! Don’t just sit there thinking dark or suicidal thoughts. You are not a bother to anyone. Everyone is loved by someone, and if you haven’t heard it today: I love you! Now go get a glass of water and stay hydrated, you beautiful human being.
U.S.A. Suicide Hotline: 855-325-4296
United Kingdom Suicide Hotline: 44 0 8457 90 90 90
Edited by Klancy Hoover