The recent celebrity suicides may not be people I know or even follow, but still shock me. Thinking of the pain they must have been going through reminds me that I was once at a point where I attempted suicide. I was quite young (I was in 3rd and 4th grade). I know how one could get to that point, but I am so glad I came back from it. Life is so worth living.
It was thanks to making a new friend who became my best friend. Talking to her and having her in my life relieved me from so much private suffering. If you are hiding your agony, I beg you to talk to someone about it. There are people who want to listen to you and care about you. If you are unsure who to turn to, please go to https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Thank you for being my friend, Andi.