Hi everyone, I really should have posted this poem yesterday for Suicide Prevention day, but I suppose a day late is better than never.
The rate of suicide is currently on the rise. In the UK & Republic of Ireland in 2018, there were 6,859 cases of suicide. In the UK, there were 6,507 suicides. In the Republic of Ireland, there were 352 suicides.
Depression can be debilitating and it’s important to know that there is always help.
‘Help’ Is Not A Dirty Word
Sometimes life can feel very hard
And you may struggle through the day
You may feel dark and hollow inside
And it’s okay to feel this way
But there’s something you need to understand
Something you must try not to forget
A nugget of information
For when the darkness starts to set
It’s that you’re not alone in your despair
Although I know it feels you are
But there are people all around the world
Bearing their own personal scars
There is nothing that can’t get better
Though right now it mightn’t feel that way
Especially when the darkness grows
Getting blacker with every day
You might feel you’ve got no options
And I can understand your strife
But believe me when I tell you
That there’s nothing worth your life
Call a friend and really talk
‘Help’ is not a dirty word
Sometimes it’s even just enough
To know that you’ve been heard
If you’re struggling with your mindset
Then please do speak your mind
There’s a solution for every problem
Even if it takes a while to find
If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts or just need to talk, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123. There’ll always be someone to listen and offer support.
As always, thanks for reading. It really does mean a lot.
Until next time,
© 2019 GLT
Categories: Creative Writing, Poetry
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