When life gave them a second chance, they made sure it's worth it.
W orld Suicide Prevention Day, it is marked on 10th September every year. On the eve of the same, this year as well, let's have some deep meaningful talks.Life always throws challenges to move us out of our comfort zone and sometimes it becomes difficult to overcome certain situations in life. It doesn't mean that life will always be the same."To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it" - Charlie Chaplin.Your DOST in an association with WittyFeed brings to you some truly inspiring personalities who contemplated suicide but look at how much they have achieved just by overcoming it.
Owen Wilson, If you know him by his films, then you already might be knowing everything about him, but the courageous person is the one who hides his wounds and moves ahead with a smile on his face.
Owen attempted suicide by slashing his wrist at his home in Santa Monica, but it was a failed attempt, and we still thank God that he is safe.
He came back from the depression that he was suffering with and gave us all hundreds of movies and television shows to laugh. As they say, "Only the one who knows pain can make others smile."
"I was sitting in the corner in a medical room and my thought was like 'What am I anymore if I'm not this? and then I thought about killing myself". (After losing UFC 193 Melbourne, Australia Championship).
I contemplated suicide and suddenly a man entered the room, He was UFC Heavyweight Travis Browne. He made me feel comfortable and I thought, I need to stay alive.
Today, Ronda Rousey is one of the world's most popular female athletes and has won UFC titles for many consecutive years.
"At the hard times in your life, when thought of self-destruction strikes, run hard and fast to hug the person who can save you and see the magic of life afterwards."
Britney Spears, the name doesn't need any introduction. She is one of those celebrities who tried to end their life more than once. She was already famous and earning well when she attempted to end her life.
And the reason was, that she thought she might not be able to live up to her fans and family's expectations. She also suffered from multiple personality disorder and wrote a suicide letter in which she mentioned that she wants to end her life.
But she made a huge comeback and went on to become one of the most celebrated 'Pop Star' in Hollywood.
There goes a saying "I want everyone to have everything in their life so that they can understand it is not an answer to their prayers."
"Family always comes first, and whenever any idea of self-harm comes to your mind, think about your parents".
After the split with her partner David Justice, Hella Berry tried to kill herself with Carbon monoxide poisoning. She committed this news in front of media and was smiling.
She said: "While she was poisoning herself, she thought of her mother finding her dead body and that made her stop the poison and took a vow never to marry again."
She is not only a living example of feminism but also succeeded further in her life and achieved enormous success by winning Oscar, Bafta, and Golden Globe Awards.
The most recent and the most famous. Idol for many Marshall Bruce Mathers III or Eminem is a household rap icon since 1997. Surviving the childhood was already a big task that Eminem had done in his life.
He suffered many emotional traumas when his parents abandoned him at the crucial point of time in his life. He then relied completely on his then girlfriend Kim. She also left him disheartened and was preventing him from seeing his daughter.
It led him to attempt suicide right before the release of his single 'The real slim shady' and luckily he survived that lethal dosage and his fans around the world are still enjoying his talent.
Legendary is the word that is now used to greet British pop star Elton John, and his work is celebrated around the world.
The frustration of keeping his sexuality a secret was proving hard for this now 69-year-old openly 'Gay' singer.
Elton John attempted suicide in his youth depression over a lost lover and his sexual problems. Elton was found with his head in a gas stove when his friend and famous lyricist Bernie Taupin visited him.
Overcoming his suicide and frustrations, Elton has won Grammy Awards, Academy Awards, and Tony Awards for his music, and is still enjoying his life and success.
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