IF YOU met Diana, * you would find her to be an intelligent, friendly, and gregarious young woman. But beneath Diana’s charming exterior lurks a crippling despair that leaves her feeling utterly worthless for days, weeks, or even months at a time. “Not a day goes by that I don’t think about dying,” she says. “I truly believe that the world would be a better place without me.”
“Some studies have shown that for every death by suicide, 200 people have attempted suicide and 400 [other] people have thought about it.”
Diana says that she would never kill herself. Still, at times she sees little point in going on with life. “My greatest wish is to be killed in an accident,” she says. “I’ve come to view death as a friend
Many people can relate to Diana’s feelings, and some of them have contemplated
Why go on? Consider three reasons to keep living.
^ par. 3 Name has been changed.