Mar. 10th, 2012

trenchkamen: (Despair and failure)
Picked Mom up at the airport this evening. I saw this scene on the north side of Terminal 4. Saw the body covered by the tarp. No, I did not see him jump, and at the time I did not know if he had been hit by a car or had committed suicide, but I looked around, saw the parking garage, saw the lack of any civilian cars at the crime scene, and just had a feeling...

Listen. Many of you I have had the honor of meeting in person, and count you among my closest friends. Many of you I have only spoken to briefly online. I don't care. You can always talk to me if you feel suicidal, or hopeless. Talk to me, talk to anybody. Call the suicide hotline. Just, PLEASE, get help. And if your friends seem suicidal, talk to them. Let people know. Help them get help.

I have dealt with crippling depression. I know what it's like to be there. It's never worth it. You just have to deal with things one minute at a time, if that is what it takes. And there are countless others out there who have been there. You are not alone.

These are the help numbers for the United States.

Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253

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