Yeah, you. The one with the sad eyes. The one that carries shame. The one whose heart is is broken. The one who can never believe the good because she’s always waiting for the bad. The one who has no patience with herself. The one who wishes she could be more, do more, love more…always more.
You, the one who feels so alone, even when you are surrounded by people, sights and sounds.
You, who wears a mask so as not to alarm those around you.
You, who seeks out ways to run from that which hurts you, from those who know you, from things that can heal you.
You, the one who was created in the image of the Divine.
You, the one who was molded and shaped and formed by hands and a heart that knew you before you were you.
You, who is gifted and loved and powerful beyond measure.
You, who just wants to be loved.
National Suicide Prevention Week is the Sunday through Saturday, September 8-14, 2013 surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2013. The theme this year is: Challenging our Assumptions and Moving Forward Together. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.