Suicide is an act of intentionally causing one's death. When a person commits suicide it is because he has lost his will to survive. Some risk factors include mental disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance abuse — including alcoholism and the use of benzodiazepines; psychoactive drugs. Other suicides are impulsive acts due to stress such as from financial difficulties, troubles with relationships, or bullying. However, suicide will not end the pain and suffering .
Pain And Suffering
Pain and suffering are a part of life's trials. Trials work to test and build our Faith. They work our patience through experience; and through experience we hope (Romans 5). If it were not for the two, how would man come to know God. "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18).
God Understands pain And Suffering
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). The opposite of everlasting eternal life; Heaven, is everlasting eternal death; Hell. If you are contemplating suicide, it will not end the pain and suffering. "Our lives are not ours alone. "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's (1 Corinthians 6:20). For the wages of sin is death (eternal death); but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23). You are a survivor. Hang in there. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5). "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us (Romans 8:18).
Seek, Ask, And Knock
If you are having thoughts of suicide, speak to someone. "Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety (Proverbs 11:14). Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established (Proverbs 15:22). Speak to a family member, close friend you can trust to assist you. Seek professional help; a Doctor, Pastor, or Chaplain. Above all speak to God. God says, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (Mathew 7:7).
You Are Never Alone. God said, "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you (John 14:8).
*Resources for Mental health
Resources available for mental health care include the *Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, *Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and *Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance as stated on the *National Institute of Mental Health website.
In life-threatening situations, call *911 or go to a local *emergency room