Whether it’s yourself yourself, a family member or a friend, we all know someone who has been affected by suicide.
It’s one of those subjects people don’t like to talk about. But it is time we do.
Awareness needs to be spread, telling people know you can to talk to others. Help is out there if you need it, all you need to do is ask.
Around where I live we have had several suicides. I decided to look into them, they happened in such a short period of time. In some instances it was due to gambling and debts. These people were struggling.
In other cases it was mental health and these people were struggling with life in general. For them this was their release. But then I uncovered something which I found a little suspicious, something that made me ask more questions.
In a few cases I found that people were taking cocaine. Yes, it is something a lot of youngsters sadly do when partying. Now you are probably thinking, like myself, why isn’t everyone committing suicide when they take coke?
And, as I started to ask, I was met by people not wanting to talk. I even received threats for asking questions.
After a while I managed to find someone who would chat with me. They informed me how, to make more money, people cut cocaine with other substances. It can double profits.
Today some are mixing cocaine with legal highs for more of an intense high. However, where there are intense highs, there are also intense lows.
All I can say – if you feel alone, that there is no way out. Get help. Whether it be drugs, gambling or mental health don’t be afraid to speak out.
The person you speak to, may help the world become a better place for you.
You can always start here https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/drugs/Pages/drugs-recovery.aspx
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