I am so glad that I found you at your weakest and that you are reading this. I think I know where you might be. You’re feeling hopeless. You’re feeling alone. You’re angry. Maybe your heart is broken. You don’t have the will to get out of bed, live your life, and see other people. You feel like no one gets you, and that it will never get better. You are consumed by feelings of hopelessness.
I have something to tell you. It will get better.
That stinging pain that you feel deep within your soul; that heaviness in your chest that stands in the way of each breath you take; that voice inside your head that is telling you to give up. That never-ending darkness and fear that stands in the way of your dreams.
Please don’t. I’m so sorry you are going through what you are. I’m so, so, so very sorry. Maybe you are struggling with body issues. Maybe the one person you ever loved broke up with you. Maybe you just lost a child. Maybe your spouse just divorced you.
It gets easier.
Somebody loves you. Probably your mother who gave birth to you, or your father who stood by your side through it all so far. If not them, then it’s that one friend that you always knew you could trust. Maybe it’s your teacher who was the only one who ever believed in you. Your child.
Please, my dear friend, know that somebody loves you. Somebody needs you.
The world will lose too much if you go. It’s not worth ending your pain for. The world will lose the beautiful talents, love, and gifts that you bring. You can’t cheat the world of that. You were born for a reason, and you should stay.
I think you know that deep down, that suicide isn’t the answer. You’re just looking for someone to reach out too. You’re looking for someone to understand. You’re looking for someone to listen to you for once in your life and to truly be understood.
If you end it all, you will ruin the chance of things ever getting better. You owe it to yourself to be a fighter and never give up. Please talk to someone. Anyone. Please let some one know the pain you are going through. There are people out there who want to help you find your way. Just know that you are not alone in this.
You are loved. You are needed. Time heals all. I believe in you.
*Although I am training to be a counselor, I am not yet a licensed professional. Please call the Suicide Hotline at 1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 if this is an emergency.
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