Ask Grandma Anything: Thinking About Suicide

Dear Cutie,

I’m 15 years old.

I have a huge problem in my life. I’ve thought to kill myself many times. I have problems with my studies, weight, and much more. I’ve even cut myself. It made me feel better, but just for the day. The next day, all my pains come back. Now I’m scarred for life!

Cutie, should I kill myself? I mean, if I really am having so much trouble in my life? What do you think?

Signed,
Lost

Dear Lost,

Thank you so much for your message and for reaching out to me. I’m very sorry to hear that you are having a hard time. I do not know you very well, but I can tell that you are a good person who has a great deal to bring to this world.

You have already started doing the most important thing you can do for yourself and that is to ask for help. Let the people in your life know that you are hurting and that you could use some support. If it is too difficult to talk about what is wrong, sometimes it can be nice just to be around an understanding person. To watch a movie with them. Or just to cry.

Acceptance is one of the most healing things you can offer yourself and those around you. If there are people in your life who you have disappointed you, try to accept the situation. And look for other people who can give you the support you need.

You have a wonderful future ahead of you. I believe in you.

Love,
Cutie

Dear Cutie,

I’m 15 years old.

I have a huge problem in my life. I’ve thought to kill myself many times. I have problems with my studies, weight, and much more. I’ve even cut myself. It made me feel better, but just for the day. The next day, all my pains come back. Now I’m scarred for life!

Cutie, should I kill myself? I mean, if I really am having so much trouble in my life? What do you think?

Signed,
Lost

Dear Lost,

Thank you so much for your message and for reaching out to me. I’m very sorry to hear that you are having a hard time. I do not know you very well, but I can tell that you are a good person who has a great deal to bring to this world.

You have already started doing the most important thing you can do for yourself and that is to ask for help. Let the people in your life know that you are hurting and that you could use some support. If it is too difficult to talk about what is wrong, sometimes it can be nice just to be around an understanding person. To watch a movie with them. Or just to cry.

Acceptance is one of the most healing things you can offer yourself and those around you. If there are people in your life who you have disappointed you, try to accept the situation. And look for other people who can give you the support you need.

You have a wonderful future ahead of you. I believe in you.

Love,
Cutie