Welcome to ReasonsNotToCommitSuicide

Life sucks

Let’s face it — life sucks.

It sucks even more if you suffer from mental illness such as major depression.

Or perhaps you are an abuse survivor or survived a natural disaster.  Everyone tells you that you are lucky to be alive — but it sure doesn’t feel that way!  Each day becomes a battle to keep from falling apart.

But suicide is too radical of an option in order to deal with the suckier aspects of life.

I’m not talking about the elderly dying of painful, incurable cancer looking for euthanasia.  That’s an entirely different set of circumstances.  I’m talking about feeling so awful emotionally or psychologically that you look forward to getting incurable cancer.

You are NOT a freak for wanting to die.  But there are options.  You can still have years left filled with good times.  First, you need to find a reason to not commit suicide.

Hi.  My name is Rena Sherwood.  I know what you are going through.  I’ve thought about suicide since the womb.  I’m not kidding.  My Mom had two miscarriages before me and I tried to be born too early.  But, as you can see, I managed to survive to term.

Not that my life has been one continual carnival.  I’ve suffered from migraines, endogenous recurring depression, homelessness and domestic violence.  I think about committing suicide almost every day. I’ve tried to kill myself more times than I can remember.  And, oh boy howdy — there’s nothing like realizing that you screwed up your own suicide.

But I have found my own reasons not to commit suicide.

If I can do it, so can you.

Welcome to this blog.  I hope it helps.

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