Sometimes your words and your compassion are enough to save one person’s life. You don’t have to do much, just care for a few minutes and listen to the other. Affected by this thought i quote a real life story of a girl who came close to suicide caused of her depression.
”About 1 year ago I was suffering from depression after my boyfriend left me. I was stumbling around in the darkness with no one to help me, then, I met someone, Katie. Out of pure coincidence we just met at a local park and started talking and hanging out. I got better, and then all of a sudden boom, Katie apparently had been depressed about events in her life and didn’t tell me, she, ended up killing herself and I ended up in the exact same place I was only worse. I was about a couple hours from ending my life when I got a call on my cell phone. This girl that I barely knew, knew what I was going to do, I told her the entire story, crying to her and her comforting me. Then after I finished I sighed, and said, “You know the story so you know what to tell people why I did it.” She says “no, you will tell the story, you will be alive tomorrow morning, and the day after, why? Think about what you are planning on doing. You are thinking about ending your life, you have so many people that care about you, including me. You remember how you felt when Katie died?” “Yes” “Is that really how you would want other people to feel about you and possibly end up like you are now?” *I start crying again* “No, I’m sorry, I just, I didn’t know, what I was thinking, I was just so upset and blinded *I continue to cry and do stuff like that until she eventually lulls me into deep sleep. The next morning, I call her on the phone “Hey, I wanted to tell you something” “sure what is it?” “I wanted to thank you for saving my life, thank you for listening to me and preventing me from scaring the people I love forever, thank you for Being There”