“A book is a suicide postponed.”
― Emil M. Cioran

https://emotionsoflife2016.wordpress.com/2017/12/21/writing-78/

I have to thank EMOTIONSOFLIFE for sharing the above quote.

Suicide is a word that strikes fear in our hearts, it is a difficult subject to discuss and when there is a suicide in a family it has far-reaching and long-lasting effects.  As Christmas is a stressful time for many people, suicide may seem like the only way out.

In 2013 Ireland ranked 6th compared to other EU countries for suicide in 15-19 year olds. This is a frightening statistic for such a small country.
http://www.nsrf.ie/statistics/suicide/

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Loneliness is a poor friend of mental health. Blogging is a pro-active strategy in coping with mental health and can have a positive impact on mental well-being as blogging provides access to a community of like-minded people.  It unites us. When we connect with other bloggers and give and receive words of support and encouragement, it makes our struggles easier. By sharing we can gain new insights on how to cope with challenges and overcome our struggles.

Reading and writing are therapeutic and cathartic. I’ve read numerous blogs that voice the benefits of writing about their struggles. Writing about and sharing your own thoughts and feelings can act as a welcome distraction and provide a real focus and purpose to your day. Writing also facilitates reflection on the events in your life, which can help us see things from a new perspective and help us find solutions.

If you are struggling with issues don’t keep them locked inside, let them out…share them and you will find kind, supportive, non-judgemental, life giving love, here on WordPress!

Thank you for reading. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Much love,

Marie

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