I struggle with chronic depression. Having multiple chronic illness isn’t helping.
I remember being in the doctor’s office when she asked me, if you weren’t married and didn’t have a child would you kill yourself right now. I burst into tears because the answer was “yes”. I didn’t register that I was suicidal until that moment.
The suicide thoughts come and go. I have people in my life who need me, so it’s not an option. It does help when you have someone else to take care of, something to hang on to.
“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” – Juliette Lewis
I’d like to post this for all of you in here struggling to hang on to life.
Suicide is an epidemic, taking a life every 40 seconds. The Crisis Text Line offers free support by text, 24/7. Text TWT to 741741 in the United States.
If you are thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Suicide Crisis Line at 1-800-784-2433.