trenchkamen: (Despair and failure)
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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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Date: 2012-03-10 07:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sorry you have to encounter that. :(

Take care yourself, too.

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Date: 2012-03-10 08:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs* I'm so sorry you had to see that, and feel those feelings. Sometimes I feel so hopeless that it seems like the only answer, but then I realize that life isn't nearly so terrible, and there are so many wonderful and good people to talk to about it. This is a great message and post, and you're a great person for consistently making sure those hotlines are posted everywhere, and for being somebody with an open ear.


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Date: 2012-03-10 09:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've walked up to the edge myself, literally and figuratively. Perhaps I couldn't imagine then the life I'm leading now, but I gave myself the chance to live it, and for that, I am thankful.

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Date: 2012-03-11 06:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
As yet another person who has been there, thank you so much for this post. When I was suicidal, it was my relationships that held me here -- knowing that there were people who would be sad if I died, and who cared about me enough to listen. Posts like this one save lives just by existing.

July 2012


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