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Attempt To Make A Change

Kurt Cobain. Robin Williams. Chester Bennington. All three men followed different paths throughout their lives, but ultimately had similar endings. These men all tragically took their lives – they did not commit suicide.

Referring to the act of taking one’s own life as ‘committing’ is incorrect. The Oxford Dictionary defines the word commit as a pledge or bind to a certain course or policy. When an individual kills himself or herself, they are not pledging to anything. They simply want the hopelessness to disappear.

By looking at the tragic end to Robin Williams’s life, we were able to finally witness the true emotions experienced by the comedic legend.  To many, Williams seemed like a genuinely happy person whose bright personality shown through with every character he portrayed.

Kurt Cobain and Chester Bennington were musicians who brought joy to the lives of their fans.  They both did so much to enrich those around them, but sadly some will not remember who they were as people.  These remarkable individuals will forever be remembered by some as people who took their own life – placing a black mark on their history.

Oftentimes, people who are struggling tend to settle for the short-term solution, the only option they see fit – taking their own life. The only way for me to feasibly explain depression is by describing it as a constant uphill battle, with each attempt at reaching the top ultimately ending in yet another slip up.

With that, I want to challenge people to be cautious and think before referring to this act as ‘committing suicide.’ There is too much negative connotation associated with the aforementioned phrase.  Alternatives such as ‘died by’ or ‘attempted’ convey more positivity and acceptance.  It is important that the loved ones of those who take their own lives do not feel as if they did something bad or wrong, but rather understand the reasoning behind the actions.

Suicide is not a crime. Victims of suicide just want their difficulties to go away. Every life deserves dignity and respect, even those that ended prematurely.

If you are struggling right now it’s important to talk with a trusted adult and try to remove yourself from that situation. We here at RemedyLIVE would love to help in any way we can. Chat anonymously online with one of our SoulMedics today by clicking the CHAT banner at the top of the page OR text the number 494949 within the United States. We are available to listen to you 24/7. We chat. We listen. We love.

 

There Is Hope – Eric Samuel Timm

There is hope. It’s just that you can’t see it because you’re clouded with things, situations or people around you that make it hard to see. Often times we choose to believe that there is no hope and place blinders on our eyes for fear of being disappointed if things change for the better.

If you’€™re struggling with this issue and need someone to talk to please click the ‘€œchat with a SoulMedic” button at the top of the page. By keeping your issue a secret you are giving it power to destroy your life while it spreads as a cancer into your thoughts, actions, and relationships. Isolation is the worst way to live a full life, because it convinces a person that no one needs to know, that no one really understands, and ultimately, that no one really cares. That’€™s not true! Life on life community is the best way for a person to flourish in their understanding of self, others and God. However, when we spend all our energies protecting our secret from the world this mindset can create an independence stronghold that feels true but is a lie really killing you from the inside out.

RemedyLIVE is committed to a conversation with you. As a faith based organization we believe the best way to carry out our mission is to serve all of His creation regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or age. Jesus calls us to love Him and love others because God created everyone – even those who don’€™t believe He exists!

Purpose in Life – Rapture Ruckus

We all want to know what our purpose in life is. But how can we find it unless we ask the One who gave us life in the first place? We search everywhere – materialism, media, relationships – all places that end in a hunger for more and a dissatisfaction as time unfolds. Purpose can only come from recognizing that your one and only life is not about the things that let you down- life is about living birth through death to the full and beginning a relationship with Jesus who authored our life in the first place.

Rapture Ruckus on RemedyLIVE.com
Rapture Ruckus on RemedyLIVE.com

If you’€™re struggling with this issue and need someone to talk to please click the ‘€œchat with a SoulMedic” button at the top of the page. By keeping your issue a secret you are giving it power to destroy your life while it spreads as a cancer into your thoughts, actions, and relationships. Isolation is the worst way to live a full life, because it convinces a person that no one needs to know, that no one really understands, and ultimately, that no one really cares. That’€™s not true! Life on life community is the best way for a person to flourish in their understanding of self, others and God. However, when we spend all our energies protecting our secret from the world this mindset can create an independence stronghold that feels true but is a lie really killing you from the inside out.

RemedyLIVE is committed to a conversation with you. As a faith based organization we believe the best way to carry out our mission is to serve all of His creation regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or age. Jesus calls us to love Him and love others because God created everyone – even those who don’€™t believe He exists!

Depression – ISSUES Ep. 1

Struggling? Feel like things are not getting better? Feel like an outsider? Did you know that 1/8 teenagers struggle with depression? You are not alone, many just like you are searching for something more. There is hope. You were created with a purpose and your life is important.

Depression - RemedyLIVE.com
Depression – RemedyLIVE.com

As one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, depression is incredibly common in both teens and adults. It affects at least 1 in 10 Americans sometime throughout their lifetime however,  at least 80% of  are not receiving treatment for it.

If you’€™re struggling with this issue and need someone to talk to please click the ‘€œchat with a SoulMedic” button at the top of the page. By keeping your issue a secret you are giving it power to destroy your life while it spreads as a cancer into your thoughts, actions, and relationships. Isolation is the worst way to live a full life, because it convinces a person that no one needs to know, that no one really understands, and ultimately, that no one really cares. That’€™s not true! Life on life community is the best way for a person to flourish in their understanding of self, others and God. However, when we spend all our energies protecting our secret from the world this mindset can create an independence stronghold that feels true but is a lie really killing you from the inside out.

RemedyLIVE is committed to a conversation with you. As a faith based organization we believe the best way to carry out our mission is to serve all of His creation regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or age. Jesus calls us to love Him and love others because God created everyone – even those who don’€™t believe He exists!

Links

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

National Institute of Mental Health

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

American Psychological Association

Healthline – Depression Statistics