2. 27. While I am working on Part II of the Hospital stay I thought I would share with you a list I have been crafting since I got home. In fact, some of these remind me of reasons why I should stay alive. There are a lot of things that we take … =P Or chocolate, you know whichever tickles your fancy! Facts on mental illness, tips for overall mental health, and my personal experiences. Reasons to stay alive. Having someone listen to me fully and attentively. Welcome! The salty smell and calming sound of the beach. 1. The feeling I get when I feel moved by someone. It will get better, I promise” is just one example. Life may not be a fairytale, but there are definitely moments that feel like it. There is always hope. My life isn’t over yet. Don’t hesitate to call a suicide prevention lifeline (please look at the bottom of this post for the numbers).]. 13. It’s no secret that my hospitalization was to protect me from myself. ( Log Out /  Knowing that they care. A spiritual truth: If you are alive, your life matters. You can keep on living. But I want you to know that nothing lasts forever. If you haven’t experienced this yet, I promise you that it will happen. I know if your suffering with depression or any mental illness that it's a lot harder to believe these words but trust me they are true. You will never trouble me ever. xKate/ katerosexo1.blogspot.com, Such a lovely post - so many amazing reasons here to want to stay alive, I will definitely be revisiting this when I'm having a down day!Lucy | Forever September, Thank you so much for this, there are often time we forget what we're here for and need something to remind us and show us, so thank you and this is worded so well xxgemmacharlotteblog.wordpress.com, Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. My future is waiting for me. But if it's not, that's okay- there's always the day after that. The Ultimate Directory Of Mental Health Helplines/... 5 Topics That Need To Be Taught About More In Sex ... How To Use Twitter To Boost Your Blog Traffic. Sarahwww.writingrambling.co.uk, haha! ( Log Out /  Listening to someone fully and attentively. Women’s bodies go through childbirth. 35. It's so thought provoking Xx, I love this post, Nicole! This has definitely brightened up my Sunday and helped me to remember how wonderful life is. 4. 50. Be aware that you are breathing. I've found my passion in advocacy and education. Moments where I’ve realized that life can’t be completely planned. Watching a child smile at me when I read them a book. Let's hope so! Definitely going to come back to this when I feel down xxblossomofhope.blogspot.com, aw I hope you do and I hope it cheers you up! 4. I’ve asked myself this question many times. 29. I CAN GET BETTER. There is hope, though. If all else fails, repeat to yourself: MY LIFE IS IMPORTANT. Tomorrow might be a better day, but you have to get there to find out. It's so inspiring. Change ), Factsheet and Resources: Borderline Personality Disorder, Follow Staying Strong & Keeping On on WordPress.com. 31. Advocacy is something that keeps me going. 11. But, if you're struggling to stay alive, I think it's time to see a doctor, counselor, psychiatrist, or call a hotline. I can make a difference in this world in any way I want to. * ☾ We live because others want us to, and we want them to live along with us.We live because we have hope, and want to see what happens next. Yes definitely! It's all so true. 7. HispanicOrca Mar 11, 2014. There are things about me that the world needs. I hope that lots of people live because they know life at its best can be wonderfully good, and want to help make it so: and that is a great reason for living Remember that those who suffer can speak up. You are a beautiful human being. A few might be similar to each other, but nothing's perfect. A genuinely twisted creepy psychological thriller that left be on edge till the very end. [Visit this link if you are suicidal right now. I'm Nicole and I'm the creator of A beautiful Chaos a mental health blog dedicated to reducing the stigma and supporting those who battle with mental illness every single day, 31 Things All College/Sixth Form Freshers Need, 30 Things I Have Learnt From My First Year At College. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Below are fifty reasons to stay alive. In the western world the suicide rate is highest amongst men under the age of 35. You're welcome! 3. 38. 2. I can get through anything life throws my way. 50 Reasons to Live 1. Your moms smile. It’s full of all the reasons I want to or should want to stick around. 14. Being myself without being ashamed. 43. And that's okay. Times where you feel on top of the world and times where nothing seems to be going right. My name is Heather and I'm just a teenager making a difference in the topic of mental health. 50 Reasons to Stay Alive. There will be good and bad times. Please see it out to the end. Living through suicidal thoughts is amazing! I hope this post has helped and if there is anything you ever need, you know where to find me xx, This is such a beautiful post! 30. But, the final and most important one is, just, being able to experience life. xhttp://guiliannamarie.blogspot.com, aw thank you! Sadness doesn't last forever. He did that, but he also felt like he should go the extra step and make a video for the world that gave 50 reasons to stay alive! They were, in and of themselves, reasons to stay alive. One of them is cake, I mean, who wouldn't want to stick around to try all the different flavours of cake!? 18. !Blessings,Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com, Oh I love this post Nic, you can tell it comes straight from the heart....love it. Open in app; Facebook; Tweet; Reddit; Mail; Embed; Permalink ; purplebuddhaquotes. And things really can get better, especially if we open up to others and try to leave that dark place xx 113-things-to-say.blogspot.com, aw thank you so much! My family would miss me. ( Log Out /  This made my day 10x brighter <3 Thank you!! I could write more—much more—but, for the sake of time, let’s start with 50. Yes! Suicidal thoughts are awful. 49. 44. Reasons to Stay Alive is about making the most of your time on earth. 8. A person is priceless. So I really liked Eleanor, but I didn't care for park. Honestly, I'm speechless I think I'll give this a shot. I am still meant to be here. Despite what I’ve been through, I’m still here! For all those who are struggling right now... 1. Time heals. Having tiny little curiosities can keep you alive for a bit longer. Guitar and piano. Watching snow fall on winter mornings. These are all really important things to remember!Ella xxwww.inellaselement.co.uk. Music. Definitely something I needed to read today, you just made my day and made me realize there's so much more to life, thankyou so much Nicole xxx, aw bless you! The pure ability of the human body. That’s incredible. It doesn't have to be a friend or the doctor. But you are here. 8. ( Log Out /  It's always nice to be reminded about appreciating the little things in life x, aw lovely, I am sorry to hear that you have had a bad day! The one story every culture in the world agrees on is that the time a person feels it is impossible to … 97. Simply being. Pain doesn't last forever and happiness doesn't last forever. Hot chocolate on cold winter days. I enjoyed the fact that this book did deal with a few senstive topics such as family and abusive relationships. Challenges; Mental health; by potofcallaloo - October 20, 2019 October 20, 2019 4. Please please please talk to someone if you are struggling. Your best friends laugh. But what I want you to know is that your life is worth living. OMG! 47. My life isn’t over yet. People care enough about you and your future to come up 100. There will be good and bad times. There are so many beautiful reasons to stay alive but here are 50. The smell of hot chocolate on a cold day. Because nobody else can see the world through your eyes. I want to grow up to be something. And that's okay. Suicidal thoughts can really drain you and cause you to feel truly hopeless. 48. Watching the look in their eyes change from suffering to relief. You have a contribution to make to the world, even if you’re not sure what it is. ‘ Reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone … Nothing is guaranteed in life. 39. We all know that. These reasons can be anything from positive affirmations/reminders to memories and things that make you happy. 5. 3. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. “And most of all, books. At school, I see the most beautiful things on the bathroom stalls instead of hate: “You should never think you should kill yourself. The shopkeeper that gives me discounts. 11. What we can ask people to do is help us remember the things that we would miss - the reasons we should stay alive. View all posts by Heather. These are ways I can express myself with no words. You can chat from 2pm to 2am Eastern Standard Time in the US at crisischat.org. It may not get better tomorrow, next week or even next year but it will do eventually. Because you care about the world. I am stronger than I think. I’m alive. Kurt Vonnegut was right. I know these are words. I believe in you. 32. After my list is … The world would be different if you were not born. It is more than a memoir. Speaking to others about what I’ve been through and helping them survive. 2. These reasons can be anything from positive affirmations/reminders to memories and things that make you happy. Reading this list has put a smile on my face and I can only agree with you, there is so much left to discover and so many amazing places to see or moments to experience. It started off well and it ended well but the middle was just a bit of a meh read. 2. Pain doesn't last forever and happiness doesn't last forever. 34. 6. What's It's Like Living With Emetophobia (A Fear O... Understanding Eating Disorders- Anorexia | #SpeakUp, 30 Things Women Want Men To Know About Periods. This post was originally published on 17 May 2018 *Warning – this post may contain triggers* I know it may be distressing, but sometimes, no always, when I hit rock bottom I count my reasons to stay alive. Bethany | Curly and Wordy. Those who have … 17. If you are the type of person who thinks too much about stuff then there is nothing lonelier in the … Even if only one person loves you, that’s still a reason to stay alive. – This is a great reminder. That feeling I get when I hear my favorite song playing. :), Another beautiful post Nicole! Reply. You’ll hurt both yourself and all the people you care about. Thank you ^_^ Reply. Keep up to date with my really exciting life Here: such a raw and emotional story. Reasons to Stay Alive is Matt’s inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day by day, he overcame the disease with the help of reading, writing, and the love of his parents and his girlfriend (and now-wife), Andrea. 25. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 20. It might not seem like it right now, but the purpose of … These are the keys to marital success. It is is not easy to want to live again. I shall definitely be saving this! ... Stay alive, everyone. I think everyone should read this! You're honestly doing such an amazing job x Sara / AboutLittleThings, aw thank you so much Sara for your kind words, always x, Such a beautiful post! So very true. So Relatable was asked to give someone 5 reasons to stay alive. Killing yourself is never worth it. I kind of can't get over how much I love your blog right now. Someone out there loves me for who I am. You have a unique role to play in the grand scheme of things. Sadness doesn't last forever. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Every book written … 41. Reasons to Stay Alive is a moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive. Remembering that I’m NOT worthless. You would hurt a lot people that love you more than life itself. I need to embrace those lovely moments. Matt Haig could have added to that statistic when, aged 24, he found himself staring at a cliff-edge about to jump off. Thinking of people who you care about helps some people. -Heather, Hi! 23. 7. 36. Confidential helplines like Samaritans are there to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. 13. — N.P. Randomization1998 Mar 11, 2014. yay! I had no idea where this was going to go but I was very pleased with all the creepy twists and turns. I stay for my dog, I stay for my family, I stay to see what I’ll create next. I know this. Watching someone talk about something they’re passionate about. 6. Loved it Nic thanks for writing it. But when you’re in the moment, about to make a rash decision, please consider why you have stayed alive in the past. My friends would miss me. I love you. I am glad it has brightened your day, that makes me so happy! The feeling of finally getting something important done. 1. 12. :) xx, I'm obsessed with all of your posts at the moment - every single one of them seems to draw me in! Trying something new and exciting. Here are 50 reasons why: 50. I was also a previous You Matter Blogger for the Suicide Prevention Lifeline. hehe! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I hope it helped people out for sure xx, This is absolutely beautiful! I say this in every post but please talk to me if you are going through a hard time. Volunteering and making someone’s day. 3. And eventually, he learned to appreciate life all the more for it. The moment where I let go. Suicide is not the answer. This book though! Life is hard. These are such important reminders, and I really hope that someone who needed this little pep up came across your blog today.Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk, aw thank you so much Steph, that means a lot! My favourite was "There are books you haven't read yet that will grip you"! Food is an amazing pick me up! Yo Dealing With Negative Mental Health Experiences, Basic CSS Tips And Tricks To Improve Your Blog. I … Reasons to Stay Alive, authored by novelist Matt Haig, was published on 5 March 2015. The prestigious … Yes, there is always so much in the world we can do x, Nicole, this is such a beautiful post! If you live in another country, please visit befrienders.org. :) Thank you x, This was a lovely post to read :) I've had such a hard depression day, and reading this put a smile on my face. There are millions of reasons to keep living. 3. We all know that. Being truly content. What a beautiful and inspiring post! And here are 100 reasons to keep going. If you are reading this then you are alive! I struggle with depression and anxiety. 51. Follow my Twitter account @mh_resources. I stayed for my sisters, my grandparents, and I eventually came to accept, I stayed for me. 21. There are so … Dancing to music on the radio and not caring about how stupid I look. 48. My heart is beating. Here are my reasons: 1. But I want you to know that nothing lasts forever. 50. You Should Stay Alive Medically reviewed by Scientific Advisory Board — Written by Nicholette Leanza, MEd, LPCC-S on May 23, 2017 The Netflix show 13 Reasons … There are so many reasons why being alive is awesome. 16. 33. Skydiving. It was reviewed by The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, the … 1,469 notes Mar 26th, 2019. I want a chance to change the world. 50 Reasons To Stay Alive Life is hard. Don't bottle it up. I am here to listen and support you in a confidential and caring way. — Logan. I’ve had this happen a few times (sincerely) in my life, and I must keep living for it to happen again. Your reason to live depends entirely on you. Get (or stay) hitched. My drive to help others in need can change the world. Although I did find this book quite a tough read at times I wasn't particularly invested in it nor did I care for any of the characters. 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