I got an email today from a lady that requested that I share a video of her daughter on my blog. At first I wasn’t sure if it could possibly be spam, maybe it is, but I decided that it was a heartfelt written email. Noting the content it seemed appropriate that she had chosen my blog to contact.
This email stated that her daughter had committed suicide and she wanted to spread this video of her daughter singing for a few reasons. These reasons being to bring about more awareness about suicide, for people to contemplate the devastation they’d leave behind, to have people hear her daughter sing… and most importantly to realize that they too matter.
Unfortunately, the video link took me to a FB error page. Who knows, maybe it was spam that had been reported to FB already. Maybe I just didn’t have the access to see it. But that part hardly matters – the message in this email was sound.
“Thank you so much for your help in the endeavor to eradicate suicide and offer some sense of peace to those of us left behind. Thank you from my heart.”
Maybe writing this here will only reach some of my more regular readers, but who knows? Maybe it will reach out further and find a random single soul that needs to see this message:
Please, just… don’t. I know how you feel – I’ve been there before. It would be so much easier to just not exist. It would be so much easier to not have to deal with your feelings or lack thereof. I know. I know.
It may not seem like it now, but it can get better. It can always get better… and it may not seem like it, but there will always be someone that will be heartbroken when you are gone. Those who haven’t gone through it don’t understand what you’re thinking or feeling. All they’ll know is you are gone and they will feel their heart break in two. This is something that will stick with them the rest of their lives.
If you’ve found yourself at this point – you know which point I’m talking about – please get help. Please reach out to someone even if all you need is someone to sit with you at night. Not everybody will know the right things to say and do. Don’t hold that against them. Don’t use their mistakes as a reason to not hold on.
Please… Just Please… Don’t.