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One Death every 40 seconds. 
 
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It is estimated by the World Health Organisation that each year approximately one million people die from suicide.

One death every 40 seconds and it is predicted that by 2020 the rate of death will increase to one every 20 seconds.

Suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 (male and female). Suicide attempts are up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicides. (Source)

We have a problem. 
What is having suicidal depression truly like?

What helps?

Austrian born, Sinda Ruzio-Sabian, tells her story of living with Suicidal Depression.
Is it an easy read?

No, its painful because it is real. 

Sinda tells her story through poetry and prose.

Many people believe that talking about suicide is dangerous.

Sinda disagrees

‘We need to bring it out into the open by sharing our lives with others in the hope that it can ameliorate the isolation, guilt and shame’

As I read the stories and the poems I was taken to the stories of many others that struggle with depression.

290574786_dfc682c788_o+(1) birth - The Bit in Between - deathThe shame, guilt, and fear of telling others about what is really going on. Isolation creeps in and vulnerability increases.

‘The Bit in Between’ brings the reality of  living with suicidal depression into a format that can be embraced by others.

The hope is that by doing this others can truly connect with the struggle.

Sinda gives the reader a set of tools she has collected over the years that has helped her.

  • Maintain an Attitude of Gratitude
  • Watch my vocabulary with myself, attempting to get rid of should’s, have to’s.
  • Daily readings – from various affirmative and twelve – step programmes’ books.
  • Meditation
  • Listen to relaxing music/ sounds.
  • Exercise
  • Eat well.
  • Sleep
  • Socialise
  • Ask – checking with friends that what they said is what I heard.

Sinda shares her secrets. 

‘They say you are as sick as the secrets you keep. Well all I now know is that until I started leaking with therapy I was a very sick puppy! Quite apart from the fact that I did start talking I wasn’t aware of how sick I was. Sharing these feelings. Finding out what I wanted and how to express these wants. Bit by bit learning to be open with others was, and continues to be, a slow and often painful slog but the journey continues to worth it.’

Do you, or someone you know, struggle with suicidal depression? 

This could be a life saving book.

You can purchase it at Amazon (Paper back and Kindle) or directly, by emailing the author.


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Barry Pearman

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