To the brave soul facing the Hard Battle…
As i sit here i think of you and i write this for you. I believe in the power of one broken heart reaching out to another. I do not know what your journey looks like and the twists and turns your story has taken so far. But know that no matter what your life looks like….I stand here with you. I stand with you through the pain until you can see the daylight breaking through the night. Each night is a fight….and as the sun rises you may find your self torn and battle scarred. Do not be ashamed of these scars…while others may see them as signs of defeat I see them as proof that you are fighting for life. You are not giving up… you are still breathing. So many have gone before you…so many have lost the fight for their lives…. succumbing to something that appears so much greater than themselves and their will to survive…depression…addiction…mental illness.These things…these things that look like giants..they can be trampled. They can be broken, they don’t have to break you. There is help out there, there is hope, and there is healing. I used to believe that none of that was possible, until it became a reality in my own life. But even then I still wondered when the other shoe would drop, but I know that my story is not the only one.
Kahlil Gibran said,
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
I am blessed to be surrounded by a multitude of people who are able to understand the pain of my past and the power of my story because they have also lived it themselves. I truly do believe that scarred souls seek out other scarred souls who can understand their pain. It has been amazing to me to watch as God has orchestrated my story down to every minute detail….including those i would encounter along the way and develop immediate bonds with. These people continue to amaze me…day in and day out. They fervently fight for others who are in the same dark place we once were. They are hope in the darkness. Everyday they help others, and inspire me, and undoubtely prove that hope is real and healing is possible. I hope that you will come across some of these amazing people and organizations, and you will let us be a part of your story. What has been written cannot be changed but it can be the starting point of an amazing new chapter in your life. We hope and pray that you do not end the story before it gets the chance to blossom into something wonderful…something that can give others hope like these stories have given to me.
Today we fight for you. We strive to break down the walls and create a safe world where you can talk about your pain and get help. Suicide is a deep topic and it Is everyone’s business. No one deserrves to be left alone in their pain when there are resources available and people like me who care and want to see you living…and living a full life. All across the world today we reflected on those we have lost to suicide, those of us who survived a suicide attempt remember how we felt in those dark days and we reach out to all of you who are hurting…we are here for you because, we too have been In those dark places.
We stand together to tell you that you matter. your story matters. We want you to fight for your life…we don’t want you to give up. PLEASE DON’T GIVE UP.
There will be a day when the razor and the knife are no longer comforts, and those lines will turn to scars that will never be opened again. Where you no longer reach for the pills,alcohol or drugs to escape the pain, A day when the depression will lift and you can breathe again. That day WILL come..believe. But if that day is not today, then I beg you…keep fighting. Tomorrow may be your breakthrough.
We believe in a #worldwithoutsuicide