See the water and sun through the trees? Hope may be elusive at times, but it is there and we can find it. Today is national suicide prevention day. Suicide is something I often don't hear people talk about until it has occurred, but people you know, maybe even you, struggle with suicidal ideation, hopelessness, and despair everyday. The secrecy of suicide increases the stigma. You don't have to be "fine," it's ok to feel broken and messy, we need each other to survive. I know sometimes just getting out of bed is a success and that asking for help is hard. Many people are fighting just to stay alive. If you're one of those people and don't feel like you have anyone who understands, feel free to reach out, I've known what it is to be in despair and without hope. Or reach out to a crisis line: 1-800-273-8255.
We need you here. You are irreplaceable.