Reading a lot about notes on suicide made me come to the conclusion that telling suicidal people to “toughen up” or simply encouraging them won’t work. To make fun of it or just give a friendly joke makes it worse. Wether it’s just “a cry for help” or something petty, do not dismiss it. For these people are on the verge of their hopes, you take it away and let them “cry in their sorry little corners” could eventually lead to tragedy.
These people are weak, fragile. They’ve given up on hope for something better to come. They’ve given up on themselves for trying to reach out, be understood, trying to be strong. They’re all used up. “Keep going” won’t work anymore.
Be glad if they’re still vocal about it, coz it means they still want to be rescued. Once they keep quiet and keep to themselves then they’re not even expecting salvation anymore.
(Source: notearsleft, via amossyworld)