Hacking Life: Your Life Matters—Don’t Give Up Hope

Your Life Matters—Don’t Give Up Hope

by Melodie Haas

How do I overcome the moment when the thoughts come on to kill myself?

You're not worth it, nobody loves you, this pain will never end.

I look for hope. Jesus never told us our life was going to be easy. He did die for us and it was one of the cruelest death's ever. But when those suicidal thoughts come on, I'm not thinking rationally.

Suicide Checklist

I have a suicide checklist which is basically a listing of what’s important in my life. This checklist makes me realize what's important to me and helps me refocus. To me, my dog is so important to me. Being single with no kids of my own, I realize that nobody is going to take care of Jasmine the way I take care of her.

Find something or someone that makes you realize life is worth living.

Prayer Works

I also ask a couple of my friends to pray for me and with me during these times. When these thoughts come, I am so angry or depressed at the time—so I am hoping their faith will get me through. You don't need to tell your friends exactly what is going on. Just tell them you need prayer.

Suicide Helpline

I call the suicide help line – which I did last week. It’s not only for those contemplating suicide, but also for those who are feeling overwhelmed. If I am feeling overwhelmed, I can call. Each time I call I feel like someone is listening and acknowledges the pain I am going through.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255

Since I am a veteran, I call the number and then listen to the prompts. They are available 24 hours every day. The statistics for veterans are that 22 veterans commit suicide a day.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Veterans

Texting from your phone or chatting online is also available. I feel embarrassed that I have these thoughts, so being anonymous helps me. I have found that calling has helped me the best. Reaching out is the first step.

Text 741741

You can make your own check list. Find out what makes you able to stop the thoughts. That will give you hope for a moment. That moment of hope helps me get to the next hour or day.

About the Author

Melodie Haas is a retired Veteran who loves Jesus. She is attending Liberty University online MAIS.

She writes a blog about finding savings or hacks.

You can connect with her online at her blog or on Twitter.

You can read Melodie’s “Hacking Life” column on the 2nd Friday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.

#Suicide #VeteransSuicide22aDay #Veterans #SuicideHotline #NationalSuicidePreventionLifeline #ReachOutForhHelp

Young Living Banner.Lavender.jpg
Gillette on Demand.jpg
Boxed Wholesale Delivered
Ambit Energy
Finally Family Homes.LOGO.jpg
Rakuten Ebates.jpg

© Joanne Troppello and Mustard Seed Sentinel, 2019. Unauthorized usage or duplication of any content published on this website without specific written permission from the site owner is strictly prohibited. With appropriate and specific guidance, excerpts and links may be used provided full definitive credit is given to Joanne Troppello, the contributor, and Mustard Seed Sentinel. Publication start date March 2016. MSS is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.

DISCLAIMER: MSS reserves the right to remove comments on articles and in the forum that are not in line with our family-friendly brand and faith-based Christian magazine theme. Please make every effort to comment on articles and participate in the chat rooms in a friendly way that is devoid of profanity and hateful speech. MSS reserves the right to decline site membership (both the free membership and paid subscription membership) to any members who are violating our requests to keep this online community family-friendly. No spam links or comments will be allowed. Spam, profanity, and hateful speech will be deleted.

Freelance content submissions are always welcome and can be submitted through the submit button on the top of the Home Page underneath the header. All submissions are subject to review and possible rejection if the content does not meet quality standards. Edits may be suggested or required for some submissions. At this time, compensation is not given for submissions. However, as the Mustard Seed Sentinel readership grows, financial compensation will be provided for freelancers who submit appropriate and acceptable content for publication, such as the following: author interviews they've completed, guest blogs, or news articles. All freelancers will have their byline listed. NOTE: Mustard Seed Sentinel is a family-friendly publication and only appropriate faith-based content will be accepted.

This magazine is available for free online.

If you like our content and want to support

this publication, feel free to donate below.

Our paid subscription page is for paying members only. Engaging content, educational information, and interactive activities like webinars, as well as podcasts, are available for these paying members.

Publication of Mustard Seed Marketing Group, LLC