Suicide Prevention

HRMatrix makes it a top priority to ensure the mental wellbeing of a company's employees. We understand that COVD-19 has imbued a lot of struggles and adjustment compromises that potentially harm our mental health. We want to address the preventative steps in order to keep you safe, because all priorities become secondary when your life's on the line. 

Companies are not to view you as a superficial benefit for the workplace, because you are a person. You are someone with thoughts and feelings and you certainly have your own struggles. It is hard to keep everything under wraps especially since the entirety of the past year has been spent in accommodation to the COVID-19 safety precautions and restrictions. This has caused an overwhelming amount of stress for many of us as it forced us into a routine of abundant labor. We rarely had time for ourselves. Not to mention, our financial state had been profusely impacted too. 

So many employees had to divide their precious time to prioritize their financial stability for themselves and for their families too. Many have lost their jobs. It is crucial that we address fundamental affirmations and tips. From September 5th to September 11th, it is National Suicide Prevention week. Suicidal tendencies and thoughts do not create a necessary archetype in order to be recognized as someone in need of help. We understand that you could be motivated, progressive, and consistent while also harboring thoughts of self-harm. 

HRMatrix wants to tell you that you are noted, you are understood and certainly you are never alone. We want to remind you that you are valued and deserve to be loved- even by yourself. Let us begin with self-love. Self-love is an approach that has less to do with minimal affirmations to yourself in the mirror every morning and more to do with therapy, communication, diet and activity monitoring. 17.3 million adults in the United States have suffered a depressive episode, and when you are in that sort of mindset, it is hard to summon the much needed courage to do what is right for you. But you matter, and though this is merely a blog reaching out, we mean that with the most honest of intentions. 

Start by addressing yourself. You are not supposed to blame yourself for the things that you feel, because we cannot control how we feel. We can only draw actions from it that project our feelings, and there is a positive and negative way to do this. When you are surrounded by thoughts of self-harm, try to reach past the self-blaming tendency and see what triggered it. This is going to be hard, and it’s going to require lots of bravery, but you can do it. Ask yourself if it is a certain environment, people, a negative experience(s). What put you in the position for you to consider your absence a benefit? 

This can help you realize that you are not to blame and that you are undeserving of such a painful reality. 

Therapy is a great solution. Take therapy as a medicine and understand that this is your time to speak for yourself. Therapy is a journey, we talk and we learn. We receive answers that we might have never thought of or confront answers that we knew deep down, but were not ready to accept. When you are in a harmful mental space, it’s really difficult to do the right thing for yourself, but it’s worth it. We promise you that it is worth it. If therapy is too costly and your insurance might not be able to cover it- not to worry, there are several financial plans that can help you. Counseling is also a great alternative, and counseling conducted at churches is typically for less (keep in mind that church counseling will not enforce their faith, and you can request it too).