NOTE: First and for most, I've decided that from here on out, I'll be occasionally be writing somewhat 'personal' posts - as this is also a personal blog. So to keep with the theme of 'personal' posts, I've decided to talk about a topic that can sometimes be considered 'taboo': suicide.
Suicide, as a whole; is a fucking depressing topic.. which is why this post is going to be [slightly] shorter than most and kept, for the most part, light-hearted. As many [if not all] my friends/close acquaintances know: I work in the funeral business- I've seen many, many things that I wouldn't wish on anyone. Seeing people upset is one thing that I never thought I'd be able to handle as well as I do. In fact, my favorite TV show: Six Feet Under, is what got me into wanting to be part of the business- but that's another story entirely. The point I'm trying to make here is that at work- especially this time of year- is something we like to call "THAT TIME OF THE YEAR". It's when the weather warms up, and the snow is [finally] off the ground, and things are all around looking pretty good: y'know: for most of us.
I've come to the realization that there has been a lot of suicides lately, and it's a fucking terrible thought. I mean, I started working in this field in the summer time, but I've learned fairly quickly that early spring is the time that most deaths occur purposely- for lack of a better word- and it's as exciting as it sounds: it's fucking not! I decided to write this post because I know many people [even friends] that have attempted, and it's not a joking matter at all so I wanted to talk about this topic, because I find it's ignored - or sometimes even pushed aside. [since it's considered 'taboo']
I told myself when I was younger that I'd find a way to help others, in any way possible- and I feel this is one way to do it. I'm compelled to share this because I want those who are hurting to know they're not alone - that there is help available. There's so many places you can go to; like a Mental Health Crisis Line or even a Distress Center; these people are here to help!
So please: reach out if you feel even a little worthless; because you're not. you're so much more than that. You have people that care and love you: even if at times you don't believe it. STAY STRONG; there is someone out there who needs you, just like you may even realize that you need them just as much without even realizing the fact.
|just an awesome list of reasons to stay alive. Author unknown.|
thanks for reading, Warren.
I assure you, the next post will be about upcoming horror films or something similar: however, won't be until Monday. Today is my only free day until then; Be sure to 'like' the fan page for Firework Eyes & Haunted Hearts on Facebook; which you can find here, or even follow me on Twitter. [visit my profile here] If you have a Tumblr, be sure to follow me here or my more horror explicit Tumblr here [please be aware, that my second Tumblr page has inappropriate content for readers/viewers under the age of 18] Have a suggestion for a new post? Send me your comments and/or ideas anywhere mentioned above. Until my next post though, CHEERS!