Suicide Prevention Day: My Story
This is my story. To some, it may not seem unique, while to others it may come as a shock given who I am and how happy I seem all the time. Suicide and depression are real. They do not have a look, nor are there clear signs to clue loved ones in. Today, on Suicide Prevention Day, I want to share this with anyone who will watch or read.
I recorded this video a year ago. I intended to post it right away, but fear and anxiety held me back. I didn't feel brave enough to share MY WORDS on camera until today. This is probably the rawest and closet way I have shared my story.
I hope my story and this video can help someone and let them know they are not alone. There is so much more I can say. So much more I have yet to disclose. But this is step one, in my healing process, and hopefully a step for anyone struggling now.
This video discusses a sensitive subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the number below. You are not alone. You have a life worth living.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273- 8255