VOICES with Amber B Skylar

[EP:13] Suicide, Do You Ever Think About It? - Amber B Skylar

May 07, 2021 Amber B Skylar Season 1 Episode 13
VOICES with Amber B Skylar
[EP:13] Suicide, Do You Ever Think About It? - Amber B Skylar
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VOICES with Amber B Skylar
[EP:13] Suicide, Do You Ever Think About It? - Amber B Skylar
May 07, 2021 Season 1 Episode 13
Amber B Skylar

People get depressed.  Really depressed.  Life.  Broken spirits, minds and weary bodies.  Thinking about suicide is quite common.  Most people just do not want to tell anyone or even talk about it.  I have experienced a suicide attempt, and many thoughts of suicide.  

A therapist once said to me, "suicide is the minds way of knowing it can stop the pain".  It actually inspired me and has become a pivotal motivation for me to continue to drudge through and into the darkness of my life, the world around me, and to fully realize the power and potential of a human being.  

Future generations -  governments and corporations belongs to you.  This country and all over the world, what will the newer generations do to combat the continued saga of good vs bad, light vs dark, poor vs rich, democrats vs republicans, Christian vs Muslim, etc.  

Will generations to come be more inclusive, accepting, tolerant, and proactive toward human rights and dignities?   

We the people have been taught that we do not have the strength to get involved in difficult change or to face inner turmoil/pain.  Religion teaches people that "God" never gives us more than we can handle".  It's a very sexy lie.  Politicians exploit the poor, the middle class for votes with promises of change - the exact same change from previous politicians.  Corporations get perks and benefits because of their wealth, power and connections - and we are all expected to respect and tolerate all of these institutions, injustices,  and "its just the way it is" platitudes.  

People shape and impact change.  We can influence politicians through marching (non violent) , voting, volunteering to serve, writing stories, podcasting, shouting out through social media,  we can gather, unite and stand up for human dignities. 

The question is - will you? 

I believe when an individual hurts as deeply as wishing for death, that their own psyche is unsettled, calling out for change and action. Win or lose.  It hurts either way, you know.  Do nothing and suffer or get involved and do something with the beckoning of your soul and spirit.  Emotional pain is a guiding light in what seems insurmountable.  You are more powerful than you have been taught.  Live and find out.  

#amberbskylar #colorsofamber #voiceofamber #voicesofwomen #suicide #depression #veteran

Show Notes

People get depressed.  Really depressed.  Life.  Broken spirits, minds and weary bodies.  Thinking about suicide is quite common.  Most people just do not want to tell anyone or even talk about it.  I have experienced a suicide attempt, and many thoughts of suicide.  

A therapist once said to me, "suicide is the minds way of knowing it can stop the pain".  It actually inspired me and has become a pivotal motivation for me to continue to drudge through and into the darkness of my life, the world around me, and to fully realize the power and potential of a human being.  

Future generations -  governments and corporations belongs to you.  This country and all over the world, what will the newer generations do to combat the continued saga of good vs bad, light vs dark, poor vs rich, democrats vs republicans, Christian vs Muslim, etc.  

Will generations to come be more inclusive, accepting, tolerant, and proactive toward human rights and dignities?   

We the people have been taught that we do not have the strength to get involved in difficult change or to face inner turmoil/pain.  Religion teaches people that "God" never gives us more than we can handle".  It's a very sexy lie.  Politicians exploit the poor, the middle class for votes with promises of change - the exact same change from previous politicians.  Corporations get perks and benefits because of their wealth, power and connections - and we are all expected to respect and tolerate all of these institutions, injustices,  and "its just the way it is" platitudes.  

People shape and impact change.  We can influence politicians through marching (non violent) , voting, volunteering to serve, writing stories, podcasting, shouting out through social media,  we can gather, unite and stand up for human dignities. 

The question is - will you? 

I believe when an individual hurts as deeply as wishing for death, that their own psyche is unsettled, calling out for change and action. Win or lose.  It hurts either way, you know.  Do nothing and suffer or get involved and do something with the beckoning of your soul and spirit.  Emotional pain is a guiding light in what seems insurmountable.  You are more powerful than you have been taught.  Live and find out.  

#amberbskylar #colorsofamber #voiceofamber #voicesofwomen #suicide #depression #veteran