To help prevent suicide, watch for: depression, bi-polar, suicidal thoughts, isolation, risky behavior, weapons, worsening health, giving away possessions.
Suffering...I had lost my freedom and abilities to do things quickly. I was angry and upset. I was even more depressed. I hated life. I prayed for healing.
Pain is a woman, I just know it. She is equal measure of strength and doubt. She has the power to destroy and the power to build up. She’s intimidating so most fear her, but everyone wants what she offers. She is like fire, no one wants to be burned, but we all want to be warmed by her flame.
I can’t remember a time when chronic depression wasn’t a nemesis for me. As a child I often felt an overwhelming sadness and wept without understanding why. Now I’m a 67-year-old Christian college professor who still wanders occasionally into the dark fog of hopelessness.