Our job at Ramona Women’s Clinic is to talk about options and to let women know what Their choices are.  Being pregnant is a BIG deal whether they were trying to get there or not.  However, August is suicide prevention month, so today, that is what we will focus on.

Life goes on, right?  Or does it.  For someone considering suicide, they are considering life not going on.  Let that sink in.  For everyone else, life does go on.  Often times, the one considering ending their life, does not think about the life that does go on.  Let me give you a window to what that looks like…

In my life time, I have been close to 2 people who have ended their life by their own hands.  How did that make me feel?  Silly question, right? Because the only feelings are that of the one who wants to end it all.  But as one who is still here reeling about it all, I wonder what they were feeling.  What dose one think as they move towards ending it all?  I do not know.  Perhaps you know because you have had those thoughts.  Maybe you know a friend who has confided in you about having such thoughts.  Perhaps, you can be that friend that saves a life today.  This month is not just about prevention, it is also about awareness.  Let’s be aware of those around us.  Sometimes a kind word to someone you rarely talk to can be the one thing that gives them hope.  Perhaps that’s all someone needs is hope.  Hope that tomorrow can be better.  Hope that tomorrow will be better.

Let’s put ourselves in someone else’s shoes and lets be there for everyone else.

Help is available.   Simply dial 988 for the National Suicide and Crisis Hotline.  They are available 24 hours a day and you can even text the number!