19 years ago, I planned my own death.
Had the plans worked out, it would have actually been 19 years ago today that I took my own life.
Alas, my carefully constructed, well-laid plans were foiled.
When I saw this postcard on PostSecret's site this week, I had to share it. Because it is so very, very true, not only for me, but for many others, as made clear by the response it's gotten.
Remember a while ago when everyone was all about the "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" and such? Did you know that suicide intimately impacts six people, which, when you think about it, means everyone is six people away from knowing someone who has lost their life to suicide.....
Scary. Sad. And preventable.
Among many organizations supporting and promoting prevention awareness, DoSomething has compiled a list of eye-opening facts about suicide.
Always remember, you are who you are, no one can replace you, and the world needs you, no matter what the darkness in your mind tells you.