Give Me Something For the Pain and Let Me Die
It is normal to think about chronic pain if you are suffering from it. What if your pain is not improving? It is even more difficult if you have been diagnosed as having a terminal illness. You might be asking, “Can you please give my pain something and let me die?”
I am in pain
A few weeks later, I discovered that Give me something to ease my pain and let me die had been replaced by another song on Spotify. The MP3 was unaffected by the new song. I have no idea what happened, but I am glad that I did not let it ruin my mood. It would be something I would listen too if I needed a good cry. That song was not what I needed. It was a sad song about death and pain, and I don’t know what happened.
To someone who has never thought of suicide, the idea seems ridiculous. After all, the sun is shining, breakfast was delicious, and there’s still time to live. Trying to die seems like a far-off dream, but it’s very real to some. A Peruvian woman, who wanted to die with dignity, launched a blog to promote the idea. She also found an advocate in the fight against euthanasia and successfully sued the government. She won the case in Lima, Peru, but it’s unclear whether the government will appeal her case.
I’m going mad!
Mental health professionals often hear people saying, “Give me something for my pain and I’ll die.” These people don’t necessarily wish to die. They just want to relieve the pain of painful life experiences or a stressful situation. Mental health professionals should make sure that these individuals are aware that suicide is not a permanent solution and that there are other options available. These are three ways to help someone who is contemplating suicide.
I’m not going to get any better
Rob Thomas, the lead singer of Matchbox Twenty, wrote this song about his wife Marisol who suffers from autoimmune disease. In the song, the narrator describes the pain Marisol experiences, unsure of how to help her. Though some health conditions may be more serious or painful than others, everyone suffers from some kind of health issue.