Staying in Dubai, I often read cases of expat suicide. Financial crisis and loneliness play main villains in expat suicides. When I read the suicide cases like this , I used to think how could someone kill himself for such a thing. But now I have realized that the reasons seems silly to an outsider, but for that person it was everything.
Amit’s post was an eye-opener. Shilpa’s post on the warning signs is informative and thought provoking and she rightly says that Suicide can be prevented if the “stigma towards mental illnesses is confronted and challenged”.
Rekha’s brave post on how she decided to never quit reminded me of this song from Thomas and friends . I keep playing it in my head now. You may have heard this before, but I wanted to post it here so that I can come back to this whenever I feel low. And I really hope these lyrics would cheer up others too.
If you climb the highest mountain,
Cross the river deep,
Maybe you’ll find it’s never as easy
As it first appears, as it first appears
Just remember not to worry,
Or get down at heart
Never lose faith in positive thinking
You’ll be amazed when you achieve
All the things you start,
all the things you start. So,
Never, never, never give up even though the going’s tough
Don’t stop trying, when you’re tiring, and you’re out of puff
No, never, never, never give up even though you’re feeling rough
If at first you don’t succeed, never, never, never give up
If at first you don’t succeed, Then try and try again
Nothing in life is ever as easy
But you get there in the end, get there in the end
So blow your cares and woes behind you
Start a brand new day
Nothing can stop you reaching your goal
If you’re determined, you can do it
You will find a way, you will find a way. So,
Some things seem impossible, answers hard to find
No matter how improbable, you won’t know until you try
You can do whatever you choose it just takes a little luck
So remember never, never, never give up
Never, never, never give up!
And most often the suicide could have been prevented if the person had someone to speak his/her heart out.