The other day when my friend was heading down south to visit me at my university, the train she was on was stopped because supposedly someone jumped…

The other day when my friend was heading down south to visit me at my university, the train she was on was stopped because supposedly someone jumped in front of the train as it was approaching. It’s not something I hear about a lot but when I tried to look up the news report for this (because I was assuming that there would be one), I found several other news reports dating back a couple months ago or even two years ago about similar occurrences. So it got me thinking — suicides seem to occur quite often, whether you hear about it or not. Even if you don’t know the person personally and it won’t affect you, it will no doubt affect someone who is close to them. Several common reasons for committing suicide include depression, bullying, or a feeling of being overwhelmed by the problems in life. However, suicide usually isn’t a rash decision, many things would have to have happened to build up to it. So, the next time you come into contact with someone who seems like they may be troubled by things in their life, perhaps you can try and extend a helping hand. You’d never know if you’d be the one to break the chain of negativity for them!
– Vivian