I’ll be there for you…

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First off I am going to start by putting this right here.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Please use it if you feel helpless, have no where to turn, or think no one will understand.  It is better than ending your life.  They can find you help, relief, a way out.

I am writing this about mental health.  The very sad news about Kate Spade yesterday influenced me to do this because I think we should talk about it more.  It should be an open conversation.  You never know what is going on deep down inside in someone else’s life.  She seemed like she had it all, a brilliant creative mind, a thriving business so… WHY?  It doesn’t matter what you have in life sometimes you get into a deep dark place and it may look good to others on the outside but on the inside your alone, you feel helpless, it is almost suffocating and the only way out is to end it…ALL.  How terrible for someone to feel that way to feel that they can’t ask for help to feel like ending their life is better than the pain they feel at that very moment.  It is so sad to think about people being in that much pain it is their only way out.

So I am writing this to say if you are in this situation SEEK HELP!  You may think there is no solution but the solution is not to end it all.  People want you here, despite what you think or feel people LOVE and CARE about you and even if you can’t see it, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  It may take time, medication, talking to someone, or therapy but there is an out.

I am also writing this to say be kind, lend an ear, don’t think just because someone is well off or seems happy that they are. If you know someone that is in this situation maybe call them and check on them, tell them how much you care for them you never know how much that can help.  As Kate Spade said… “She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes.” Leave that sparkle for others to cling to or be that sparkle in someone else’s life.  A little piece of glitter can go along way.

-Sarah

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