No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm – I will come to you – John 14:18 (NLT)
First things first, I would highly suggest for all of you to bookmark this post or save the link because this post consists activities; The activities suggested are meant to be put to heart and the activities might take days or if you live a busy life, it may take weeks to finish. This post has been in my draft for days; It honestly took me days to gather resources I want to share which are the treasures of my heart ever since, I did make an effort for this one because that’s how much I care even if people don’t know.
Recently, there has been a lot of news regarding the youtube video of Logan Paul regarding what he did on “Aokigahara Forest” also known as the suicide forest. Many people got mad of Logan and bashed him on Twitter because he literally included a dead man in his video; also, the body wasn’t completely censored, and it still disturbed many people. I personally did not watch it because I was afraid, I literally have not watched any horror films for two years and I always scroll to ignore ads of horror trailers in Facebook and Youtube with an increasing panic in my heart because videos these days play automatically. I just easily get nightmares, okay? I wouldn’t want to die being chased by a demon in my dream.
So here’s the deal for me, while people focused on Logan, my heart felt sympathy and remembered the dead man who killed himself in the forest. That’s why I decided to make this blog post. I want to give an encouragement to people who have lost all hope because I simply care. I want to give you these things I have, but before I share these things to all you, take a little break and do this one activity to open you heart and mind to anything, to relax and forget the world. It is hard to share something when a person’s heart is full of worries and doubts. So please go to the quiet place project and relax and even pray for seconds to open your heart. Click -> The Quiet Place Project
Now, I appreciated that you cooperated. At least, my heart is assured that you are ready to receive these things since your mind and heart is open to the possibilities.
Resources of Hope – These are the following resources I have gathered for you to watch and read. Activity: Take time to watch them- read them – listen to them, make a list, and tick the lists when you have finished watching or reading them and then reflect. These resources consist glimpses of hope, which I believe would help if you have open your heart.
- Movie: Last Night
- TED Talk: The bridge between suicide and life
- TED Talk: Break the silence for suicide attempt survivors
- The School of Life: Overcoming bad inner voices
- Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
- Books: Chicken Soup for the Soul
- The School of Life: Origins of Suicide
- Movie: Little Miss Sunshine
- The School of Life: Feeling Melancholy
- Movie: Miracles From Heaven
- The School of Life: How to Forgive
- Book: Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
- Podcast: Series Break Preaching by Joey Bonifacio
Listening people – Maybe you thought no one cares about you and no one wants to listen to you. You just want to be heard and listened to, here’s one for you, little did you know suicide hotlines were made just for you which is being funded by the citizens of your country because they believe you matter, yes! you matter. Here is a list of suicide hotlines:
- Australia: 131114
- Austria: 017133374
- Belgium: 106
- Botswana: 3911270
- Brazil: 212339191
- Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal)
- Croatia: 014833888
- Denmark: +4570201201
- Egypt: 7621602
- Finland: 010 195 202
- France: 0145394000
- Germany: 08001810771
- Holland: 09000767
- Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000
- Hungary: 116123
- India: 8888817666
- Ireland: +4408457909090
- Italy: 800860022
- Japan: +810352869090
- Mexico: 5255102550
- New Zealand: 045861048
- Norway: +4781533300
- Philippines: 028969191
- Poland: 5270000
- Russia: 0078202577577
- Spain: 914590050
- South Africa: 0514445691
- Sweden: 46317112400
- Switzerland: 143
- United Kingdom: 08457909090
- USA: 18002738255
Commercial: If there is any suicide hotline not added please leave the hotline to the comment section, thanks for helping out.
Bible scriptures and verses – Yes, this is part of the many resources I want to share. I separated this one from point no.1 because this is something personal for me. Once again, if you open your heart to the possibilities, you will receive hope freely. The resources in here or the words in here are not meant to be intellectualise but it is meant to be consumed, absorbed, and applied. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness – 2 Timothy 3:16 (KJV). I, myself experience the goodness of life when I started applying the words of God. So I don’t want to be selfish and I want to share this to you because my God, truly cares for you as well as He cares for me. I have made another post full of encouraging scriptures because it is really long. Click here -> CLICK ME
My Own Personal Wisdom – Having thoughts of suicide is a battle within; Within us, is a spirit – good spirit and evil spirit. People do not acknowledge the spirit because of our own ignorance and hard hearts which is why before publishing this post I deeply prayed, so you could open your heart. Our inner being or our spirit needs good words, kindness, forgiveness, grace, and unconditional love and thats the reality of life. Coming from my own personal wisdom, I always just move forward, look forward, trust forward, depend forward to the invisible future plans of God for me. Remembering the words of Alan Turing from the movie “The Imitation Game” – Before he was permitted to crack the code of enigma, he argued that “You can only defeat a machine with another machine”. So I also say you can only defeat the evil spirit within with another spirit, which is God – For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 – Everyday, I always say and pray “God, I welcome you inside my heart, fill my thoughts with your words and encouragements so I could move forward even when there are adversaries and struggles in my life”. I immerse my struggling self with the words of God because his words contained life and goodness – 8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. – Philippians 4:8. – Hence, I still continue to exist because the spirit of God is giving me life and he promised me a life of abundance – 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 (KJV) .
P.S The love of Jesus motivated me to do this post. Maybe, this is a stepping stone or even a light for a new beginning. There will always be hope, just continue.