Last night, I took a moment to see how my last post on bphope.com was doing. Even though it hasn’t been promoted on their Facebook page, it still had a good response. I love seeing the feedback from my posts, because it let’s me know that I’m connecting with people. We’re all in the same struggle, and we all have our own stories to tell. But because a lot of people are afraid to come out for various of valid reasons, it takes other people who are willing to be their voice. That’s why I’m doing it.
But my heart got heavy when I saw a comment from someone who was really depressed. They related to my story, but things just seemed so bleak for them. They even talked about suicide. They way they talked about it kind of shook me to the core, because I was there. I remember those dark days.
I felt horrible because the reply was posted the day before I saw it. They seemed like they were ready to go; ready to give it. So I’m hoping this individual sees this entry and either reach me, or get help. I can relate to everything that they are feeling. But suicide isn’t the answer.
I’m not using this post to judge. I’m not trying to shame anyone. I would never do that. I just don’t want to see someone lose this war called depression/bipolar disorder. My heart really goes out to this person, and I hope that they get the help that they need.
There are a number of ways you can reach out if you’re feeling suicidal. I know the feeling of thinking that no one cares or will listen. If so, contact me at my Contact page. If you’re in the US, you can also contact:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
To the person who left the reply on my post, there’s also a who community of people who have been through the storm like you’re going through. We’re all here to help each other.
Take care of yourself, my friends. It’s not the end. See you later.