Friday, August 5, 2011

If only we could listen......

I was away busing myself in the working world and now Im back after weeks of missing. Of course, there were much work to be done. And now, I heaved a sigh of relief.

For the last 2 weeks, an incident happened at the place Im staying, I did not know of the news until I heard it from my neighbours. This news was published in the Chinese daily and I don't read them, so I was oblivious to it.

A lady in her late fifties jumped to her death at the blocked adjacent to mine. It happened on last two Thursdays at 2am and I was sleeping like a dead meat. I did not hear any thud or loud sirens which were supposed from the police and the ambulance. Guessed they did not turn the sirens to catch any attention.

I do not know of her nor have I met her even though she stayed next to my block. And yes, she was the talk of my area.

Her husband has many wives and because of this, she was estranged and hurt of how she was treated badly. And she has a mentally retarded son. These are the reasons that could have made her end her life.

I have a friend that wanted to end her life years ago, every calls that came made me jittery. She will tell me that she has no reason to live. I was so afraid each time, she make this comment. I listened to her bawling and I was there each moment for her.

She did visit a psychiatric and was given medicine. After years of taking medicine and many prayers and belief in God, she was healed. I was there to listen.

Ps. It's really disheartening to hear people end their life. If only we could listen to them and if only they are able to share.....

10 comments:

reanaclaire said...

Depression is a silent killer.. sigh.. just too bad some do not have close family members or good friends to turn to,,,

suituapui said...

That's why kahwin, must open eyes big big...don't be fooled by good looks and sweet talk or money. Look for the inner beauty, find someone who will truly love and care for you.

eugene said...

If only we could listen but then again, it is only if only.......

sad but it is true,,, we are too busy of making it,,making more money,pushing our children to get higher marks,,, in the end we lose all of our sanity,,,,\

pray,,

Bananazą®‡ said...

Huh! We have a recent case of a young mental troubled girl jumped from our apartment block at 7am. She was not staying here but from another taman. It takes a lot of courage for a sane person to jump.

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sexyjessie said...

Claire:There are some choose to be silent and it kills them.

sexyjessie said...

STP:Couldnt agree more, but sad to say, the greed of money has clouded many minds today.

sexyjessie said...

Eugene:Are we on the way "losing" our sanity? The demands of the world make us gp "crazy".

sexyjessie said...

Bananaz:Definately take much courage for a person to jump. I rahter not choose to jump as I'm afraid of heights...lol.

Cas said...

I dont know why people make the decision to end their lives when sometimes the road to 'recover' is by taking baby steps. There's always a solution to every problem in life. Whatever it is, may she rest in peace