Suicide Journal ~ Instruction to the Way of Life
Note: Italics are utilized to indicate scripture.
The goal of the Suicide Journal Instruction to the Way of Life, is to extend the life of a desperate person by five days, by journaling their feelings and reading their responses on subsequent days of the journal process.
This Journal Is A Three-Step Process Step one: admit to yourself that you have suicidal thoughts.
Step two: get a pen and paper. Write on anything that you can, even the wall or the mirror.
Step three: write down your thoughts on paper and answer question 1, question 2, and question 3.
Question 1. To be asked on journal day one. Can I wait until tomorrow to take my life?
Question 2. To be asked on journal day two through four. Upon reading my journal notes from yesterday, is my situation any less desperate?
Question 3. To be asked on journal day five. Upon review of my journal notes: is there an improvement in my will to live? And is there a glimmer of hope that my life has value?
Further instruction of the process: Your life has value. Life is what you make of it. What you put into it is the very thing that you get out of it. John 15:22 [KJV] If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. In this verse, Jesus speaks of a cloak or a hiding place. A cloak is something that conceals or hides. The fact that you have gotten this far in the Suicide Journal shows you have become honest with yourself. You have removed the cloak, your hiding place, that the only answer to your problem is suicide. There mustbe another answer to the question: “Should I take my own life today?”
The first question that needs to be asked: “Is there any value to my life?” The second question is: “Can I add value to my life?” The answer to question one must be YES. All life comes from God, and that alone QUALIFIES YOU AS VALUABLE. The answer to question two must also be YES. Adding value to your life is a daily process. You are the only one who can do this. You must understand that your thoughts are trying to kill you, and this is not of God.Mankind was created in God’s Own image, and any opinion contrary to that is not of God. If while asking yourself, is there a glimmer of hope that my life has value and you said no, then you must understand that Jesus loves you anyway. Jesus also went to the cross and died for you. Cry out to God in your darkest hour, and He will hear your cry. Understandably, you may not be able to see tomorrow as a new day, but the love of God is everlasting. I hope this helps as no one but Jesus can fully understand your situation and have an answer to help you overcome your darkest hour. Seek Jesus, and you will find Him. Ask Jesus, and He will comfort you. Pray to Jesus, and He will
hear you. When you are talking to Jesus, don’t be afraid to pour your heart out and let your tears flow like a river. Jesus loves you.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 6:57 “As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.
Suicide Journal Instructions
Question 1. Can I wait until tomorrow to take my life? This answer will have to come from the heart, and a NO answer must be dismissed. You must be strong and say, “YES, I CAN LIVE
Question 2. Upon reading my journal notes from yesterday, is my situation any less desperate? Your life must not be as hopeless on day two as it was on day one because you made it through the night. What did you write in your journal yesterday? Please read it and re-read it; you are the
author. Rebuild your life based on the value that you have found between day one and day two.
Continue to expand your thoughts and be honest with yourself. A big part of getting rid of suicidal thoughts is to be honest with yourself. If you tell yourself that you have no value long enough, eventually you will start to believe it. Truth begins within and expands to the outside in the form of value. Self-value and God are the cure to suicidal thoughts.
This is a reinforcement of day three. If you are on day four, then you have added four days of value to your life.
Question 3. To be asked on journal day five. Upon review of my journal notes, is there an
improvement in my will to live? And is there a glimmer of hope that my life has value.
At this point in the journal process, you should have five days of journal notes to review. That is five days of value that you have added to your life. If you have become honest with yourself, you now have your honest opinion to draw from. This journal is the person you have become over the last five days. You have become honest with yourself and have put aside your suicidal thoughts for the previous five days. Take council in your journal by using your own words to find value in your life. If you take your life, you will no longer have it, and you can never get it back. Be warned that you are weak and in need of help. At the very least, you will need to continue to journal, reading, and re-reading your thoughts. Just because you made it to day five or day six doesn’t mean that you can’t go back to your darkest hour. Press on and add value to your life every day
through honesty and truth.
John 15:26 But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.
Remember, suicide is an act of a person intentionally taking their own life. If the act of suicide is never started, then the act of suicide can never be finished. Life moves on, move along with it, and begin to direct your path in honesty and truth. The new beginning starts here and now.
The next step is to seek professional help.
National Suicide Prevention lifeline: 1-800-273-8255