This book is a true story about my battle with suicide. It is a glimpse of the struggles, battles, and pain I suffered with PTSD and depression, and how I learned to live again. It offers hope, insight, and a way out for those suffering, Also a look into the why of it from a different point of view. Come with me on a journey you will never forget…
About the Book – The Silent Suicide
I have yet been able to explain this book. I have tried several times to write a description, but can’t find the words to explain it. So I will let the book speak for itself. Here is an excerpt from the Introduction…
I had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment, and sorrow, just in order to become a child again and begin anew. I had to experience despair, I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, in order to experience grace.
-Hermann Hesse Siddhartha
Since the beginning of time has suicide been a part of our lives. If you haven’t known someone personally, or worked with someone, or knew of someone committing suicide then you are extremely fortunate. The thought of celebrities, the young, important business and civic people, and the victims have all affected our lives with sorrow at hearing of their demise.
Some people have brought a deep and profound change to our world by committing suicide. The people who have the idea of I’m-taking-some-people-with-me have changed the way we think, act, and live our lives. The places that we were always comfortable in are not safe anymore. In our schools that very thought of someone coming in and harming our children strikes terror in our hearts. With 9/11, the very world was changed by the way these people so violently thrust their belief into our lives. In war, we hear of soldiers who have lost their lives because someone wanted to give up theirs.
In this book I offer some insights into feelings, ways, and solutions to help stop this plague. It is a real-life story, a call to action, to help to open our eyes to some ways we can fight back against this wave of chilling reality. We do have a say. We are not helpless. We can make a difference in our world.
I write this book after many years of pain and regret. I have debated many times of not baring my soul and putting myself in the position of scrutiny. But I have realized that I have a moral obligation to tell my story and offer hope to other hurting people and give insight to those who have lost another. I do this humbly, and with respect, to those who have lost someone, and it has taken a large toll. I’m am deeply sorry for your loss. To the people who live with someone who has tried to comment suicide and failed, please don’t run away from them. Keep in contact, forgive, let go of the anger, and help them, and yourself get help.
If you have been a victim of the silent suicide, (no one leaving a note or no idea it was coming), then I have tried to put as much information in this book as I could for you. I offer insights for you, to help you conclude, that you can live again, and bring closure to an open wound.
I hope everyone can receive something good from this. I pray that lives could be saved, and people restored to live wonderful lives. Please don’t let the person that died leave a negative impact. Show them and others that even though they couldn’t stay in the human form, they still matter. Show they world that they didn’t die in vain. Now come with me on a journey you will never forget…