This one is quite obvious but if you’re depressed it may not register in your consciousness.
So allow me to illuminate you…
#94: It’s Really Going To Hurt.
Seriously, like I mean really hurt. Like Indian rug burn hurt. A lot of people think jumping from Niagara Falls is a quick way to perish but nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, you may die immediately when you hit the water but here’s the more likely scenario:
- You’ll hit the water and get the wind knocked out of you.
- Gasping for air, you’ll be battered by endless waves and whipped around like a human piñata.
- Assuming you remain conscious your body will be battered against the rocks at the bottom of the Falls or at the Niagara Gorge until you finally give up the ghost, so to speak.
This is why most people are unrecognizable when the authorities finally recover them from the water; the sheer force of the waves and the impact of the rocks will often rip the flesh right from their bones, leaving them looking like an extra on The Walking Dead.
Not so glamorous, is it?
Hanging is also painful as hell, as your body twists and writhes until all the oxygen is exhausted in your body. If you’re “lucky” your neck will snap immediately – but it more than likely won’t.
Pills? They may knock you out but if they don’t, you can look forward to choking on whatever you ate that day.
Electrocution is no picnic either, as your skin bubbles and pops like a frog on a hot plate.
Poison, watching Sarah Sanders press scrums, shotgun blasts to the face, they all hurt like the dickens.
There was a young man who drove his car to the Table Rock Complex one night where he proceeded to place a gun in his mouth. He pulled the trigger but inexplicably, he didn’t die. He then pulled out a knife and slit his throat. Not only was that just too much effort for someone who supposedly didn’t have the energy to live anymore, it had to have hurt. A lot.
I recognize that people who are contemplating suicide are already in pain, but for the most part we’re talking about psychological pain as opposed to the type of physical pain that makes you want to jump out of your skin rather than over the Falls.
Do me – and yourself – a favor: Got get a pin, open the palm of your hand, and jam that sucker in there, lightly or softly (dealer’s choice) but just do it. Oh, and before you do, I want you to picture whatever makes you happiest in life. It can be a sitting in the movies, making love to your significant other, or maybe even a favorite memory with your kids. Regardless, just place this image there and go for it.
No up to it? Think I’m crazy? Well, that may be true, but that instinct that’s preventing you from self-harm is what’s going to keep you alive. Remember that feeling and keep it at the ready. Just in case.
Trainers may disagree with me, but pain is not your friend, and pain is all that awaits you if you travel that dark path that ends in suicide.
See you in the lobby, friends…