I didn’t want to post anything about this. But, I feel compelled to pass on the message that we just don’t know what others are dealing with. What sort of journey they’ve been on, how hard has it been for them, how have they coped mentally?
Yesterday evening, my neighbour tried to take his own life in a very public manner. It was an awful site but we got him onto the grass, covered him in blankets and waited for the emergency services to arrive.
If you have any neighbours, friends or family who you know are vulnerable or perhaps struggle from time to time please, pick up the phone and make sure they’re okay. The tell tale signs were there but my wife and I failed to see them until it was too late. Hindsight is a wonderful thing though.
For the record... It appears that even though he’s in intensive care, he’ll pull through. We did what we could and it worked.
My own main issue is my 3 children saw most of the proceedings and last night was pretty bad with them. I spent today in a daze tbh... I’ve only just come around this evening.
It was a life changing moment for me. I don’t know how to describe the feeling of knowing that while you’re trying to smash a door in to get access to the house a man is dying In front of you.
No one is invincible. Given a bad enough situation this could be any one of us.
For god sake, treat each other with some respect and care. We all deserve to be happy.
*pardon the thread title, I had no idea what to type*