The Ripple Effect of Suicide

“A suicide is like a pebble in a pond. The waves ripple outward.”

I remember my mom telling this to me. Seeing a pebble drop into a pond, it’s something small that makes a big impact.

The people impacted most dramatically are the ones closest to the deceased: family, friends, co-workers, classmates. 

As the waves move outward, they get smaller and smaller. The reach of the waves is much greater than the size of the pebble itself.

People, close to the deceased, always blame themselves for not being able to help their loved ones who have struggled openly with mental health.

The suicide sometimes comes as a “total shock” to the survivors, who may think, “He seemed to be doing better.” “She had turned her life around.” “He was making plans for the future.”

So, what can you do to reduce the impact of a suicide, and work toward social empathy?

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4 Decision-Making tips to help yourselves in the most difficult times

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Decision-making starts from a very young age. But, believe me, when I say,

I didn’t know the “D” of Decision Making until I crossed my teenage.

We all make decisions to stay comforted in life. But when we grow up, we begin to make decisions which benefit the people around them.

However, we fail to take some decisions that can help us grow personally, simply because,

“We do not understand our subconscious mind, or say we do not want to go the extra mile.” 

It is always easier to help others than to help ourselves. Similarly, it’s easy to advise everyone else but yourself!

Here, I lay down some examples of how we manipulate our own minds on how to not achieve the obvious. 

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