More often than not, suicide isn’t someone taking their own life, but somebody losing their battle with mental illness. How can someone so utterly convinced we’d be better off without them possibly be considered selfish? For anyone to die from depression is completely heartbreaking to imagine. How alone and sad they must have felt at the end devastates me on a personal level. I want people to know you can feel this way and you can come back from it. People say it’s okay to not be okay, but no it’s not cool to feel like that, it sucks and it hurts. But I am telling you it does not have to be the end and the world will miss you. I really have been down there and it’s not permanent.
The dialogue around this needs to change, or people will continue to walk quietly into the night.