Depression and Suicide Prevention

The very sad suicide of Caroline Flack reminds us of the silent battles many people are going through in this fast moving world. According to the WHO over 300 million people in the world currently are living with depression. Whatever the cause, for some of these people, the emotional pain will become too much and they will consider suicide as an option of escape. In fact, nearly a MILLION people go through with suicide every year.

Depression & Suicide is rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless people take control of their lives and build that strong mental fitness, so that whatever problem one faces in life, they will rise above the problem.


The very sad suicide of Caroline Flack reminds us of the silent battles many people are going through in this fast moving world. According to the WHO over 300 million people in the world currently are living with depression. Whatever the cause, for some of these people, the emotional pain will become too much and they will consider suicide as an option of escape. In fact, nearly a MILLION people go through with suicide every year.

Depression & Suicide is rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless people take control of their lives and build that strong mental fitness, so that whatever problem one faces in life, they will rise above the problem.

In this article, I am sharing my own experiences on how I coped with with stress, anxiety and many problems that have come into my life! But never once did I have to take those dangerous drugs or ever once did I ever think in my mind, Is this life worth living?

I recall when once when I was in India, my mother persuaded me to seek guidance from her astrologer. The Astrologer after going through my hand, my birth data, felt silent. His eyes became wet and a trickle of tear dropped and he said to me, "you baffle me, how come you are still alive?" To which I replied, I simply rose above all my problems. My faith in myself helped me to face any difficulties in life.
One of the biggest reasons why I had such a strong faith was my belief in the self, and this was largely attributable to my study of Spirituality and the ancient Vedic scripture The Bhagavad Gita.

I have had my fair share of problems in life. From being a millionaire to nothing, from being an owner of multiple properties to nothing - I even ended up without a roof over my head and had to rent a room. I had gone through a very acrimonious divorce and lengthy court battles to being a single dad raising my son when he was just 3 years old. I even went through a period when I did not have money to buy milk for my son. During the StockMarket crash of 1987 and also the first Gulf War, I was practically wiped out. The list of my problems is endless............. so many problems in life, but despite these I carried on with life, striving to get better and improve.

Today, I can look back in life and say, wow! What an amazing journey. I am in good health, play active sports with players half my age, I enjoy my travels, often spending my winters abroad, I run a very successful financial training company and have done seminars worldwide - thereby helping to shape life of thousands of Currency Traders. I recently setup Genius108, where I hope to inspire many by sharing my own real life stories.

I would like to quote the following from The Bhagavad Gita:

"Every new moment in life is a new opportunity for you to fight against your enemies on earth: opposing desires, thoughts and emotions. It's the door to heaven. Grab every one of these opportunities and fight.

"Reshape yourself through the power of your will... Those who have conquered themselves...live in peace, alike in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, praise and blame...

Anyone going through stress & depression, I would like to hold your hand and give you a big hug and say that all is well and this too shall pass. I am sharing herewith some powerful techniques that you can use in life when going through any upheavals.

Why do some people want to go through Suicide? There are many factors such as depression and mental illness, ill health, guilt, trauma, financial problems, marital problems etc. The tragic thing is that many of those who consider suicide don't really want to die;

They just don't know how to deal with the pain they're experiencing. They lack the mental fitness to cope with problems.

I hope that the following will shift your perspective just enough to give hope and get through another day. "Soak up the views. Take in the bad weather and the good weather. You are not the storm." Matt Haig

Haig cleverly compares the ever-changing weather to our mental health. Haig himself came close to suicide aged 24.

Suicide doesn't end the chances of life getting worse; it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting any better.

If you choose suicide, then you're eliminating future hope and the possibility of finding happiness and enjoyment.
When the mind is so dark, it can be hard to see any possibility for future happiness, but it can - and often does - get better. You just have rise and be above the problem.

No matter what you are going through, but "Never, never, never give up."

Many people going through stress and depression don't actually want to stop living, but they cannot see a way through their despair. Spirituality will help you to look within, and in no time you will realise that you are such a powerful person, and that all the power existed within you, but you were simply not aware of it.

Just ask yourself, what is the purpose of my life?

Was I born to kill myself?

Say to yourself, I was born with a purpose, to make a difference, albeit a small one, to this world.

Although a suicide may end an individual's internal pain, the friends and family who loved the person will continue to suffer as a result of their loss.

Sometimes people who commit suicide are not fully aware that taking their own life will create a huge amount of pain for their loved-ones left behind. It's difficult to recover from the death of a loved one, but it's usually harder if the individual committed suicide. The act of suicide leaves people behind with unanswered questions and feelings of confusion and shame, as well as the guilt around being able to prevent the suicide.

Finally......keep fighting to provide for your family, to be there for your partner or to find your purpose in the world and make a difference, chances are you do have a reason to keep living. Always look for a solution to any problems.

Please feel free to share these powerful messages of hope.

God Bless