This week is/was National Suicide Prevention Week. I myself have never truly contemplated suicide. I've seen firsthand what that specific act does to loved ones. Like most others, I may have thought about what others lives may be like were I not around, but they weren't suicidal thoughts.
I'm just going to be honest here. Suicide scares the shit out of me. It scares me that someone I may love or hold dear could have such deep and terrible thoughts and be in so much pain that their only escape is to end their life. I simply cannot imagine it.
To Write Love on her Arms has this amazing project going on right now, I Cannot Be Replaced. I've included my version as well as a blank one for anyone who wishes to post theirs. YOU CANNOT BE REPLACED. How simple and yet so powerful. Because you can't. You cannot be replaced. *I* cannot be replaced. It's not egotistical, it's not pretentious. It's fact. You cannot be replaced.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Befrienders - Volunteer Action To Prevent Suicide