Why do people commit suicide? by Daniel Amos

You may have seen this circulating the internet today.  It showed up in my news feed this morning, and the title naturally caught my attention. When I viewed this video, (it will only take about 3 minutes of your day), it had well over a million views!


To me, that’s exciting! His message is uplifting, it is a message of hope, and he encourages others to try and understand those suffering with mental depression and suicidal thoughts. I hid for so long with how dark and depressed I was, and that only added to my pain. I refused to talk about my overdose for several years because of the shame that society puts on us for how we feel, and how we chose to deal with that pain. Maybe you cannot understand how it feels to be in a dark place, and for that I am happy for you!  Truly happy!  Please do not judge others who think and feel differently than you!  Is it so hard to love and accept one another?

We are encouraged by God to love one another, as He loves us. 

  • 1 John 4:7-8
    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.…
  • John 13:34
    “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
  • John 15:17
    This is my command: Love each other.
  • 1 John 3:11
    For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
  • 1 John 3:23
    And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.
  • 2 John 1:5
    And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.

Why do people commit suicide    by Daniel Amos


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