All week, I’ve been wearing this ribbon. And everyone has been asking why. It’s suicide prevention week. I personally haven’t lost anyone close to me to suicide, but I know people who have. I’ve lost my classmates. School administration didn’t even do anything; they acted like nothing happened. One of their students was gone, never to be seen again. And they didn’t even care. All around school, people wrote his name. One of my teachers talked about him. The entire student body was in a state of shock, but no one talked about it. The teachers acted like it didn’t happen. But it did.
There are people who need help, everywhere in the world. And they’re not getting the help they need. Sometimes it’s just too hard to see the ones who truly need it.
Even me, I seemed like the happiest person on the face of the planet, but I wasn’t. I’ve cut, and I’ve worn mass amounts of bracelets to hide them. I’ve been suicidal, and I’ve completely planned out my death, to the very last thing. But no one knew it.
The one person who noticed the one night I needed it the most was my friends mother. She walked over to me, sitting all by my self, picked me up, and hugged me. She asked if I was ok, and I told her no. She held me, while I broke in her arms. To this day, I don’t think even she’s realized that she saved me that night. That was the night I decided to pull myself out of it. I turned my life around.
So to anyone, anyone at all, I’m here for you all. I love you all; and you have a reason to live, you just need to find it.
And for those of you who don’t want to talk to me perse, call the hotline (1-800-273-8255). Talk to a parent, a friend, a teacher. Let someone know, because there is a better way.