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On The Edge: Halle Berry Opened Up About Her Suicide Attempt

Date November 29, 2018 10:44

Life is the most precious treasure each person possesses. People often take it for granted and forget to be happy and thank the stars for what they have, they only focus on what they don't have. Everyone has felt absolutely hopeless at least once in their life. And each person copes with it the way they can. People bury themselves in work, takes up a new hobby, or start doing sports as a way of distraction. But sometimes, a person comes to their limit and the most horrible thing crosses their mind – suicide.

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Even the stars want to fade away sometimes

One might wonder why famous people would contemplate suicide, but the fact is that they also may find it hard to handle life's difficulties sometimes. As an example, we would like to tell you the story of Halle Berry, who was an inch away from taking her own life. In 2007, she spoke about her suicide attempt for the first time.

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She had already locked herself in a car and she was planning to get carbon monoxide poisoning because she was suffering from her failed first marriage. It seemed like nothing could be done, but then at the critical moment, Halle suddenly thought of her mom.

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Her image flashed before Berry's eyes, who suddenly realised how cruel her actions may be for her loving mother, who had dedicated her whole life to her children. All these thoughts brought the actress around and made her regain her dignity, because she realized there's no one and nothing in this world worth taking one's own life over.

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Notably, Halle has been married 4 times so far, she has 2 children from different marriages and now, at 52 years old, she is divorced again, You can see that the actress's personal life isn't going well, but now she has two little sunrays – her children – who will definitely find a way to make their mother's life wonderful!

How to tell whether a person is suicidal

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  1. They speak about suicide.
  2. They constantly expose themselves to danger.
  3. They talk a lot about death and meaningless of life.
  4. They can't imagine their future.
  5. They speak of themselves with hatred and disgust.
  6. They start saying their goodbyes and finishing the business they still have.
  7. They suddenly find peace of mind; they no longer care about anything.

How to help suicidal people

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  1. Talk more with this person, trying to make them see the positive aspects of their life.
  2. Spend time with them (go for a movie, go shopping or ice-skating).
  3. Offer your help and support.
  4. Try to suggest going to a therapist in the most gentle way possible (for "talking," don't scare them away by using the word "treatment").
  5. Encourage the positive changes in their life if they start moving in the right direction.

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Remember that nothing and no one in the world is worth taking your life over. You were given it to do everything you can to become happy. Love yourself, take care of yourself and your loved ones as everyone needs support sometimes. Be generous, give all you can.

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