Suicide has hit the spotlight in the past few days due to the tragic and unexpected death of Robin Williams. Robin Williams was a beloved artist and comic genius.
But what some people fail to recognize is that suicide is a very real problem for many people... not just celebrities.
Today, I got the terrible, extremely upsetting news that one of my brother’s best friends committed suicide. I will not share any names or details out of respect for the family. Nonetheless, it breaks my heart that someone so young and incredibly full of potential felt that this was their only option.
Although the public has been extremely vocal about this in the past several days, I would like to say it again…
If you are suffering from depression, or even if you aren’t, but suicide seems like your only option, please, please talk to someone and get help.
Beyond talking with friends and family, you can find the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
To Write Love On Her Arms, a non-profit organization which aims to present hope for people struggling with addiction, depression, self injury, and thoughts of suicide while also investing directly into treatment and recovery, is another wonderful source for those suffering or for those who just want to help. For more information on how to become involved and to donate, visit http://www.twloha.com.