Six Reasons to Keep Living: Considerations When Battling Suicidal Thoughts

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its_a_wonderful_life_stortIn the classic movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” business man George Bailey (James Stewart) is about to jump off a bridge and drown when an angel appears and shows him what life would have been life if he hadn’t existed. But what if the angel showed George not what life would have been like if he were never born, but what life would be like in the aftermath of his suicide– how his friends and family would have coped with the loss, and possibly people he had no idea he had influenced? Pain can be blinding. In an effort to relieve himself of the suffering, a person can easily lose sight of his reasons for living. In case you ever get to a state of desperation, here are a few to keep in mind.

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Therese Borchard
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