Suicide Squad To The Rescue
When some people suffer from chronic, passive suicidal ideations, their lenses have become so dirty from the forest that they have been living in, that they can no longer properly see what lies ahead. They venture deeper into the forest with not many options, but only to blindly traverse the path of unknown destination. Living in a suicide forest is like jumping in a zoo exhibit of hungry lions slowly approaching you for their next meal.
No one in their right mind requests to visit a suicide forest. These forests grow all around us; you don’t have to go searching far. The problem with these forests is that once you enter them, it becomes very difficult to come back out alive. As soon as you cross the imaginary perimeter surrounding a suicide forest, you are drawn in like a black hole.
What usually drives one into a suicide forest? Typically, it’s major depressive disorder or substance abuse that draw people near the imaginary line. These mental illnesses are so powerful that if you lose your grip on them, it’s almost inevitable that you won’t end up staring at death trees all around you.
How does it feel to traverse a suicide forest? No one can really tell you, unless they have been there and have come back out alive. But once in these forests, people tend to see no way out of their depression; no matter how positive they try to be, they just can’t see the light anymore. Suicide forests receive little light from the sun; they remain dark most of the day.
Even when light from the sun makes it through, people tend to remain in their rut and seem to struggle with experiencing happiness. Eventually, only one destination manifests in their minds: committing suicide. They realize that they have no chance of getting out of the suicide forest by themselves, so they prefer to just end everything right there and then.
But that’s where we come in; the suicide squad! Everyone in the world can join this free squad. It just requires patience, will and the determination to help those in need who have been stuck in suicide forests for days, months, years or even decades. Saving depressed people does not require us to actually enter suicide forests.
The nice feature about suicide forests is that when we talk from their imaginary line making up their borders, our words resonate throughout the entire forest, making it easy for the victims to hear us. In other words, they can be miles away and still hear us clearly. But this does not mean that it’s an easy task to get them out of there. But at least we can try.
This is the suicide squad. Are you ready to join and help over 200 million people worldwide who are suffering from depression and stuck in suicide forests?
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2 Replies to “Living In A Suicide Forest”
I have to tell you that this has resonated with me so deeply. It is such an accurate depiction of the perils of residing in these forests. You are often alone; except for the trees which are not friendly. Much like those trees in the childrens game Pajama Sam, the trees persecute you, bully you and rob you of basically everything, even the control of yourself. I have completely lost control, and I was driven by it, not by logic or reasoning but literally fulfilling my will to end it all. It also had me recall the time I was scaling a high tree branch for my noose. You can say it is also very accurate to hear the voices. It’s an echo chamber and any positivity is welcome, but often underappreciated because of how foreign the feeling is. The feelings quickly eclipse with self-defeating thoughts. It was completely madness to the point I could no longer process myself and I blacked out. I obviously had help because when I came to, it was a sunny day and I realized I was out of the forest. Though, I believe the forest has seeded me, because occasionally some of these trees crop up around me.Though, on the bright side, the wood makes great campfires.
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Thanks for sharing! Glad that you’re doing much better 🙂
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