10 Bible Verses About Suicide That Prove You’re Not Alone

bible suicide scripture quote - 10 Bible Verses About Suicide That Prove You're Not Alone

Don’t give up hope. You’re here for a reason.

Suicide awareness has grown since 13 Reasons Why.

Then when Anthony Boudain and Kate Spade claimed their own lives in 2018, the topic became more openly discussed on social media to promote awareness and to show support for individuals suffering from depression.

The numbers prove that more people feel hopeless than ever before.

World stress factors, social media, and an inability to escape life due to the world’s interconnection can make it seem like a 21st-century problem.

But, did you know that the Bible also talks about suicide, starting from the beginning of the Bible via the Book of Genesis?

The first couple in the Bible gave birth to two brothers: Cain and Abel.

Able was murdered out of jealousy by his brother. As a result, Cain was sent out from his family and his biggest fear was that others would try to do to him what he had done to his brother.

This is the first conversation where desperate fear could indicate that a person struggled with thoughts of suicide.

Instead, God told Cain that he would mark him in such a way that anyone who harmed him would also be harmed as well.

Instead of judging Cain for his emotional angst, he was giving support, a lifeline, to encourage him to face another day.

There are other stories in the Bible about suicidal thoughts and attempts. King David contemplated suicide when his son was found dead.

In the New Testament, Judas hung himself out of guilt for leading Christ to his captors for money.

King Saul killed himself after a long period of mental illness. King David’s advisor, Ahithophel, also claimed his own life.

When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his house in order and then hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb. Samuel 17:23, (WEB)

Samson’s death could be ruled a suicide or a martyr act.

There are many places where scriptures show how people felt sad and hopeless.

As a result, they gave in to their overwhelming sorrow and took their own life.

There are many factors that come into a person’s decision on why they should do this, but let’s take a look at one of them, lack of meaning.

In the …

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 42 - 15 Celebrity Quotes About Anxiety And Depression

15 Celebrity Quotes About Anxiety And Depression

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You are not alone.

Did you know that anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million people 18 and older are affected every year, which is roughly 18.1% of the population, but only around 37% of people who suffer from anxiety seek treatment.

So what is anxiety?

According to Healthline, anxiety is a response your body does naturally when you are stressed. Anxiety can come with being scared or apprehensive. When normal nervousness becomes something more extreme, something that you are feeling constantly, then you may have something you need to discuss with your doctor.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help because there are people out there who specifically are trained to help you. There is nothing you should be embarrassed about.

Yes, it is very hard sometimes to cope with your anxiety. Some days you just want to stay in bed and hide or have a meltdown. It can be really hard to do everyday things.

I know from experience that it is not easy to have anxiety, but it’s something controllable and there are options to help decrease or anxiety. When you have an anxiety attack, you may not even realize what’s going on, but it’s not something you are solely experiencing.

Everyone suffers from anxiety at some point in their lives, but it’s important to not let it stop you from doing things you want to do.

It’s important to work through your anxiety, I know, easier said than done, but you have to work through it so that you can get where you want to go in life. Seeking some treatment and therapy will help you calm down while you face some scary situations.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

There are many symptoms of anxiety, where everyone can experience different feelings. According to Healthline, some of the most common symptoms of anxiety are increased heart rate, restlessness, trouble concentrating, rapid breathing, and difficulty falling asleep. Your symptoms can be completely different than someone else’s and can be very scary when you feel these symptoms. It almost feels like you feel anxiety about having anxiety.

Here are some celebrity quotes about anxiety and recognizing and dealing with depression and other mental health issues that show that even famous celebrities go through the same thing you do. No one

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30 Quotes About Depression From Celebrities Who Have Been There

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You are never alone.

Did you know that prolonged, unmanaged depression is the leading cause of suicide? Stop and think about it for a second. There are so many people who suffer from depression in the world, so seeing that in its unmanaged state, depression is the leading cause of suicide.

The World Health Organization has reported that more than 800,000 people commit suicide each year. That places it at one suicide every 40 seconds. Every 40 seconds. Think about that.

The possibility of being affected by depression as a woman is twice as much as men. There is postpartum depression, which many women suffer from after they give birth. Women who experience postpartum depression is a full-blown depressive episode.

Depression does not come in one shape and form. You could suffer from a seasonal affective disorder which happens in the winter months when there is not as much sunlight. This could include the symptoms of social withdrawal, weight gain and sleeping all the time.

People with Bipolar disorder, which is categorized as a manic-depressive illness, are all too familiar with depression too. They are likely to experience very low moods and major depression.

But being depressed is nothing to be ashamed of. You don’t ever have to hide it. It’s important for those around you to understand what you are going through, and whether or not you need some type of help. Sometimes people do not want any help or opinions but you can always just be there as support.

Just remember above all else, you are not alone. There are people out there — even famous celebrities — who are going through the same or similar things as you are. There are people to talk to and therapists who can help.

Take a look below at some of the most impactful quotes celebrities have said about mental health, depression and anxiety. It may help you feel less alone in your struggle.

1. About disliking yourself.

“I disliked myself so intensely. It was just a mindset. I didn’t know how to love myself. I didn’t know how to love anybody.” Anne Hathaway​

2. About what it feels like to be depressed.

“I didn’t eat. I stayed in my room. I was in a really bad place in life, going through that lonely period: ‘Who am I? Who are friends? My life changed.'” Beyonce​

3. Why talking about

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30 Inspiring Quotes To Make You Smile When You’re Down In The Dumps

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Don’t be sad. Keep in mind how awesome you are.

We all have days when we are down in the dumps. There are days when you are depressed, upset, angry, and all the other negative feelings a person can have. You may feel like you cannot see the light and that you will never get to where you are wanting to go in life.

But there are some great things in life that you will find, too. You will find a career that makes you happy and you will feel like you are accomplishing something fantastic in life. You may find the one who is your soulmate, get married, have a baby, find a dream house, adopt a pet, or go on a once in a lifetime vacation.

You have to just keep trying (and trying again) in life. You need to look at each moment with fresh eyes. Sometimes you just need some sleep to reset yourself. You may want to try giving yourself some more attention. When you are down in the dumps the most is probably when you give others more attention than you do to yourself. So you may want to try giving yourself some more attention. Do something just for you, like a massage, a nice, warm, bubble bath, a special type of food that you never get to eat, or whatever else makes you happy. Take a moment to yourself to splurge and regain your self-confidence.

Even though times may be tough for you right now, you may feel like just a few changes will make a huge difference. If you try to pamper yourself at least once a week then you may find that everyday struggles are much more manageable.

Keep strong and be fearless.

Here are 30 encouraging quotes to inspire you and make you smile when you’re upset and depressed so that you can get the strength you need to keep going. Everything will be OK and you will soon find your own happiness.

1. No regrets.

“Never regret a day in your life. Good Days give you happiness and bad days give you experience.” —Fearless.Soul

2. Letting it go is the first step.

“Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” —Carrie Underwood

3. You will work hard to achieve your goals

“Whatever goal you give to your subconscious

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shayarisms4lovers June18 225 - 11 Linkin Park Songs That Take On A Whole New Meaning After Chester Bennington's Suicide

11 Linkin Park Songs That Take On A Whole New Meaning After Chester Bennington’s Suicide

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He shared so much raw beauty with those of us who needed it most.

The loss of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington to suicide on July 20, 2017, left a deep whole in the hearts of many — not simply because he is “yet another” famous rock star in the long list of famous rock stars who died younger than they should have (he was just 41 years old at the time), but because his music spoke to us in such uniquely direct terms about the pain he struggled with throughout his far too brief life.

Bennington, like his music, was real and raw — about life, about addiction, about his craft, and yes, about the crippling hold of depression.

I don’t know if it’s a Gen X thing, a Xennial thing, or just an adult human trying to make it through this life thing, but as magnificent as Bennington was as an artist, the lyrics of the songs he composed have a magical quality enhanced by virtue of just how brutally real they are.

In a 2009 interview with Spin, he said, “This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I’ve been going through in one way or another.”

I’d be willing to bet that at times more numerous than we can imagine over the past several decades, far more than one person found themselves saved in a moment of soul-crushing desperation when they played their favorite Linkin Park songs, took in the strength and security of Bennington’s literal and lyrical voice, and decided to stay here and “MakeChesterProud.

The depth of meaning in his words is all the more obvious now, of course.

Take a moment to look for yourself and find the messages within these excerpts from 11 of the best Linkin Park songs about depression, suicidal thoughts, addiction and even sexual abuse.

1. “Heavy” from One More Light (2017)

According to the lyrics page on Genius, this song “centers around the emotional weight of fixating on oneself… Chester Bennington said in an interview with 102.7 KIIS FM that ‘Heavy’ is a song of enlightenment, where a person takes a step back and realizes that a great deal of emotional strain is self-inflicted.”

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End of the Road

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By TG

3:30 in the morning
not a soul in sight.
The prisons like a ghost town
when the guards turn off the lights.

Teardrops only tattoos
there’s no crying for my sins.
I’m heading back to somewhere
I said I’ll never go again.
end of the road
end of the road

End of the road
like the end of life
you feel yourself
grow cold the
more days go by
and you say goodbye
to all you know
and so you part
end of the road.

You don’t feel like a man
when they tell you to strip down.
Open your mouth
bend over
squat, cough
and turn around.
Jumpsuit and a bedroll
and a number for your name
white, black, rich, or poor
you are treated all the same.
end of the road
end of the road

End of the road
like the end of life
you feel yourself
grow cold the
more days go by
and you say goodbye
to all you know
and so you part
end of the road.

You never really adjusted
and it shows deep in your eyes.
Doing things you’re ashamed of
just to make sure you survive.
And just like winter storms
the rain can turn to snow
and the lightning flashes
could save lives
for those at the end of the road.…

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shayarisms4lovers June18 250 - 15 Best Buddha Quotes About Mental Illness & Finding Your Inner Peace

15 Best Buddha Quotes About Mental Illness & Finding Your Inner Peace

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Help yourself find peace.

Finding inner peace is difficult. It’s even harder if you have a mental illness (sometimes, it can even feel impossible). But, who better than the Buddha to give you some advice on maintaining mental stability and peace? 

With these 15 best Buddha quotes, you’re likely to find something to soothe your soul (at least for a little bit) and give you a sense of peace and direction.

As someone who is clinically depressed and anxious, I have always had trouble finding peace within myself. Like many others, I have tried a lot of options to help me and my mental health. 

None of them worked quite as well as being able to take it day by day and constantly reminding myself that it is all okay… everything will be okay.


Siddhartha Gautama, also known as “The Buddha”, has a lot of wisdom that has been extremely beneficial to my everyday life. Yes, everyone knows that Buddha is an influential figure in our world, yet, not too many have delved within the insight he has to offer us. Buddha has lived infinite lives and understands that everything needs love and forgiveness. This includes yourself as well.

Religious or not, many people attempt to achieve nirvana – to any degree – by practicing Buddhism, meditation, and yoga. However, you only need the mindset to help you through the day. There are quotes that can benefit you through good times and bad. These quotes can help you center yourself.

Whether you’re in need of some perspective to keep you centered today as you struggle with a mental illness or you’re merely in need of some insightful advice; you’re sure to find something to put things in perspective below.


Here are some of my all time favorite Buddha quotes to remind you to live your best life today and everyday.


1. Think Happy Thoughts


2. Learn to Forgive

“To understand everything is to forgive everything.” —Buddha


3. Have Passion

“If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.” —Buddha


4. Negative People Are Not Worth Your Time

“The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.” —Buddha


5. It Is Never Too Late To Start Over

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” —Buddha


6. Think First

“Do not learn how to react learn how to respond.” —Buddha


7. 

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shayarisms4lovers June18 221 - 25 Sad Quotes You Can Relate To When Life & Love Get You Down

25 Sad Quotes You Can Relate To When Life & Love Get You Down

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It’s OK to be sad.

Positive thinking is important to have in your life, but it’s nearly impossible to always be happy and in a good mood.

We’re all human and sometimes life can seem overwhelming. Some days you might feel like you’re on top of the world, while other days you feel like your world is crashing down around you. Stress and anxiety are often the culprits for these emotions, but maybe you’re just mentally exhausted. Whatever the cause of your sadness, it’s important to take time for yourself to refresh and relax. Get your mind off of everything for a little bit and take a break. It’s never a good idea to overwork yourself.


If love, or the lack of it, is the cause of your sad mood, there are many things you can do to get back to your positive self. If you feel like you want to find someone and fall in love, put yourself out there and eventually the right person will come along. Love doesn’t happen overnight, so be sure to be patient and not expect to find the love of your life right away.


In the meantime, focus on spreading love to yourself and others. Show your friends and family how appreciated they are and you’ll feel their love and appreciation for you in return.

We all feel sadness. Whether it’s becasue of a breakup, a loss, or a big fight with someone you love, it’s a part of life and when things get you down, don’t let them keep you down. You can overcome any obstacle that comes in your way.

Sadness should only be a temporary feeling and if you find that you’re sad all the time and it’s keeping you from doing everyday tasks, talk to somebody you trust.

If you’re just all around feeling sad at the moment, it’s OK to wallow for a bit as long as you pick yourself up after and focus on the better things in life. 

Here are 25 sad  quotes you can relate to when love and life get you down — because life doesn’t always give you lemons.


1. When you finally let out all the emotions you were holding in.

“When a girl cries, it’s not usually over one thing. It’s built up anger and emotions that she’s been holding in for too long.” — Unknown 

2. When you wait for

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 20 Depression Quotes to Show You Things are Not Hopeless

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Sadness is a feeling we all experience from time to time. We probably wouldn’t know what happiness was without it. But what if the sadness won’t go away and turns into hopelessness and despair?

Editor’s Note: Struggling and feeling hopeless? You are not alone. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

According to the World Health Organization, depression is a common mental illness with more than 300 million people affected worldwide.

How depression manifests varies from person to person, but its symptoms include feelings of sadness, a loss of interest in daily activities once enjoyed, sleep and appetite changes, irritability, problems focusing, loss of energy, feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and worthlessness. The more symptoms you might have, the more serious your condition might be — and it’s imperative to seek professional help.

The good news is that with help and support and adequate treatment, those symptoms can be improved.

Meanwhile, enjoy our list of depression quotes that will help you remember there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

– Helen Keller

Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.

— Madeleine L’Engle

Once you choose hope, anything is possible.

— Christopher Reeve

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you will start having positive results.

– Willie Nelson

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know that just to be alive is a grand thing.

– Agatha Christie

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

— Richard Bach

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

—  St. Francis of Assisi

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.

— Joyce Meyer

If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk. ― Hippocrates

There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 153 - 10 Hopeful Quotes For Anyone Who's Hanging On By A Thread

10 Hopeful Quotes For Anyone Who’s Hanging On By A Thread

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You are STRONG.

Everyone gets sad sometimes. But if you (or someone you love) is severely depressed, it’s more than just sad. Sometimes people get to the point of not wanting to live.

Sadly, many people turn to suicide when they feel they have no other options, but if you or someone you know is at this point, it’s time to get some outside help. Suicide is never the answer, and we want to remind you that things really do get better — even when sometimes it’s impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

If you have contemplated — or survived — suicide, don’t be ashamed.

You are not weak — you are STRONG.

And you WILL get through this. But sometimes getting a little help from someone that is not yourself is exactly the thing you need to keep on going, even when you don’t feel the drive to anymore.

Or if you have a loved one that’s having a tough time, or if you need just a little boost yourself, we’ve collected a few suicide prevention quotes that we hope will remind you that this is not the end of the road, and that there are better, brighter, happier things ahead of you, all the time.…

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 05 - 20 Strength Quotes To Motivate You When It Feels Impossible To Get Through The Day

20 Strength Quotes To Motivate You When It Feels Impossible To Get Through The Day

Keep your chin up.

Have you ever had one of those days where it felt like a struggle just to get out of bed and put real clothes on? And no, I don’t mean because you’re still drunk from the night before.

I mean the kind of day that feels like it’s going to be crappy because you’ve been dealing with some difficult stuff that doesn’t seem like it’s getting better anytime soon.

Yeah, those days can knock the motivation right out of you. I have dealt with those days before and probably not in the healthiest of ways.

But sometimes, you need to call it quits and go back to bed when you’re feeling that awful.

Other times when you’re having a bad day and feeling down, you need to say, “nope, not today!” and show those dark thoughts and negative emotions who’s boss.

Of course, saying this and doing this are two different things. You could sit here and make a list of all the things you could get done today, but if you don’t actually do it, you end up feeling like a failure.


But sometimes, it isn’t as easy as just pushing through the emotions you’re feeling and coming out the other end unscathed.

These are the days when it feels like you’ve gone ten rounds with an MMA fighter emotionally.

My point is, every day is different. And a lot of the time, you’re not going to have your ideal day.

But how you handle this day can help you deal with more days in the future when you feel broken or depressed. The best way to deal with these days is with strength.


If you can find the strength to remove yourself from situations you know aren’t going to help you, or ask for help even when you know you don’t want to, then you’re already halfway to a having a better day.

It won’t be easy, but that’s what practice is for.

You don’t have to be a pro at something when you first start. If you were, you’d be flawless, and only Beyoncé is flawless… And maybe Rihanna, too.

But if you constantly practice having the strength to get through even the worst days, even if you slip every once in a while, you’ll notice a difference in your mood, yes, but also in your ability to handle the things life throws at …

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