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He Jumps Off The Golden Gate Bridge Because He Finds The World So Cold

He Jumps Off The Golden Gate Bridge Because He Finds The World So Cold

Ending it all is tempting. I understand, but it’s wrong. Before you get too caught up with your negative thoughts, I suggest you take a breath, clear your head, and read this. You’ll be encouraged by this story of a man who thought this world is so cold so he jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge, but the moment he realized what he just did, he had instant regret. Here, he narrates his journey to recovery which can make you think that if he can, so can you.

The favorite place to commit suicide from.

Golden Gate Bridge

    The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the most-frequently used spots in the world to commit suicide from. Since it’s opening in 1937, two thousand people have died jumping from this bridge.

    hopeless

      The man in the video thought there was no hope for him so he started thinking of killing himself. It came to a point when his suffering became too much to bear. He could not take it anymore, he wants to escape this terrible existence, so he thought there was only one option left for him.

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      The suicide note.

      Suicide note

        When you are desperate, evil thoughts flood your brain. No matter how hard you try to think of positive thoughts, you end up feeling hopeless, helpless. There’s nothing you can do to alleviate your situation. Nobody can help you and nobody cares. At least, these are the thoughts of this man. The sad part is he thinks this is the truth.

        The suicide scene.

        Rails

          Because he could not take his suffering anymore, he decided to end it all. He closed his eyes, and jumped from the rails of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

          The story behind.

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          The man

            Let’s dig a little deeper to find out his story. This way, we can seek understanding why he attempted to end his own life. This man was born premature and bounced from house to house ’cause nobody wanted him to stay; he was sick all the time, that’s why. Fortunately, someone got him and he had a wonderful childhood. Everything went well through out his childhood and early adolescence. But… at seventeen, all went crushing down.

            What happened?

            Deadly thoughts

              He started having thoughts that everyone is out to get him; to harm him, and to kill him. And he believed these thoughts. His extreme paranoia led him to exhibit symptoms of mania, and then he started having dark hallucinations. Too dark for a sensitive being to take. Ultimately, he thought of killing himself.

              The jump.

              He jumped towards the water of death.

                So… to end it all, he jumped down towards the water of death.

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                The rescue was fast!

                Lifeguard

                  It’s good the lifeguards came quick. They got him before he drowned, took him from the cold water, led him to safety…

                  He got saved.

                  He got saved

                    …And to recovery. He was saved and started anew. He picked up the pieces and decided to move on. To accomplish this, he enlisted the help of a support group, a caring community to help him through his struggles.

                    His story, his struggles.

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                    uses his story to help others

                      Today, he uses his story to help people like him who are going through the same struggles. He get’s large doses of self affirmation doing this, and it gives him a deep sense of self worth. At last, he finds meaning in living. And he achieves this by helping people suffering due to the same problems and struggles he went through. He knows what they are  going through, he understands their thoughts. He experienced them himself, so they listen to what he had to say.

                      Helping others.

                      helping others

                        Helping others like him gives him reason to live. It gives him the proper perspective he lacked in his early years. Now, he is healed, and it’s because he finds joy, self fulfillment, and meaning in his life helping people by telling his own story.

                        Featured photo credit: I Jumped Off The Golden Gate Bridge/Buzzfeed Video via youtube.com

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                        Last Updated on October 9, 2018

                        27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

                        27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

                        Who has never gone through some ups and downs in the life? But some people can feel better in a quicker way than others because they’ve found their own remedies to heal the bad feelings.

                        If you haven’t found yours, these ways will help you instantly feel better and ditch that negative self talk when you’re feeling bad about yourself:

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                        1. Listen to the songs you loved when you were in high school or university, this will recall you of the old good times.
                        2. Write something. Write down how you feel as a way to express your thoughts if you don’t feel like talking to anyone.
                        3. Draw something. Draw anything you want because no one’s going to judge your drawing skills.
                        4. Read the postcards or letters your friends or family sent you before, remind yourself there are people who always remember you.
                        5. Silently think of a day or moment which you truly enjoyed and try to recapture that very first feeling. Was it the day of your graduation? The moment you traveled with your loved one?
                        6. Take out your photo albums and go over your childhood photos.
                        7. Cry when you feel like doing so. There’s nothing wrong with crying; cry out all your fear and stress and just face the truth after crying.
                        8. Sing loudly like no one can hear you. Do you know that in Japan, people always sing karaoke to relieve stress?
                        9. Cook a nice meal for yourself or for your family.
                        10. Read your previous diary entries and look at your great memories.
                        11. Dress up nicely to feel happier.
                        12. Don’t stay in your bed! Get your laptop or a book and sit in a coffee place.
                        13. Take a walk outside and feel the fresh air.
                        14. Sweat yourself! Go jogging or play some sports.
                        15. Pick up the musical instrument you used to play a lot and start to play it.
                        16. Tidy up your desk or wardrobe, you’ll feel good that you’re being productive and actually doing something.
                        17. Watch some funny videos, sure you can find a lot of them on Youtube.
                        18. Eat something you like, be it a chocolate cake, or an ice-cream. Just please yourself with the flavour you like.
                        19. Re-read your favorite book and write down the sentences or passages that you love.
                        20. Watch a new movie, there must be a movie which you’ve always interested in but had no time to watch it.
                        21. Do something nice that no one will notice, say picking up a rubbish in the street and throw it to a trash bin.
                        22. Call your best friend and just talk whatever you want! Human beings are social animals after all, connecting with people close to you will make you feel better.
                        23. Do voluntary work and help people in need, you’ll feel happy and satisfied.
                        24. Get drunk with your close friends at home – a safe place for you to get drunk and get crazy. Let loose and have fun with your very close friends.
                        25. Write an email or a note to a friend who you care about.
                        26. Get out of your routine life and meet new friends. Get out of your comfort zone! Meeting new people can give you new inspirations in life.
                        27. Look into the mirror and smile. Act like today’s already a wonderful day. How we act affects how we feel. It’s difficult to go on feeling sad if you’re trying to smile!

                        Remember:

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                        It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.  — Epictetus

                        If you want to feel better, change what you’re doing because obviously what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy!

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