Pages: An Interview with William Black
Nearly every day, I imagine the many ways in which I could die. Or I list off, in my head, the reasons why I should be dead.
By showing up and by speaking out, you made today better for yourself and for others, and we are beyond grateful.
I know what it’s like to have the voice in your head amplify your deepest insecurities and wounds.
You are not the dark thoughts that you have.
i stumbled upon the news of Jarrid’s death the following afternoon, Tuesday, World Suicide Prevention Day, around 5pm. My brain rejected it instantly. Impossible. The words could not be true.
Little bits of lost faith can be found in the most unlikely of places, and the most unexpected ways. From me to you, this is it.
I learned how to call the hotline on my own. I learned how to Google the names fallen and the sites to go to for help and the cues to look for by myself.
Today reminds us that there are people who are hurting in this world, maybe even the people in our own lives, maybe even ourselves. And that’s okay.
Tonight, I do the best I can to quiet the thoughts.
Even if your body is rebelling against you, your mind is in chaos, and trauma has told you that you are too broken to be fixed—you make today better.
My point in telling you this story is to convey how I tried literally everything I could think of in order to rid myself of depression.
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