Saturday, September 10, 2011
SPEAK - National Suicide Prevention Week
Somehow several months ago I came across Random Ramblings of SAHM. I really can't even describe to you what this beautiful women has done for me in the last several months.
A few weeks after I started reading Lori's blog posts the love of her life...took his own life...right before her very own eyes. Shocked beyond what one could ever imagine...she turned to her blog and began writing. Her blog took a different twist and theme than it had prior.
Often I have a very hard time reading Lori's post. They are raw and honest. She speaks nothing but the truth. And the truth is powerful. Yesterdays post just so happens to be one of those tough posts that are hard to read. You can find it HERE.
It has been no secret while I've blogged here that I struggle with suicidal ideation regularly. There are very few people...as in only 2-3 who know the circumstances that led to suicidal thoughts. It is something that even after being hospitalized for I was still ashamed. My husband, mother, family....none of them know. They would not get it and honestly...I DO NOT GET IT!!
It is a daily battle. Somedays easier than others. Often there are weeks that it is merely just a speck of my thoughts. And there are times when it is much worse. This year has been on records a rather tough one.
Today is NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS DAY.
Break the silence.