Over the last few days I have been feeling a heaviness on my heart. I keep hearing stories of so many people struggling through times right now and committing suicide. There are so many who are struggling financially, emotionally, physically, mentally, relationally, and so many more ways.
I struggle with reaching out whenever I feel different things. Most of my family would never know that I had struggled so hard with anxiety and sometimes depression to the point where I was not sleeping or was thinking crazy thoughts. This struggle is so real! But just like some people may not have known, thankfully I had a very small amount of people who were concerned enough to reach out to me and I was able to seek help.
So I am thinking of all of you who are going through this alone or are surrounded by many but still feel alone. Those of you who need someone to just reach out because you’re maybe afraid to. Or maybe you feel that no one would believe you? I believe you. I know that in the moments you just want someone to care. I care. I am sharing this hoping that it reaches you. I am praying for you. We may not even know each other, but I pray specifically for you as someone who may be feeling what I’m also feeling or struggling through the things I listed above.
My plea is that you will seek help. If you would like emotional support or would like to talk through some of those thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You don’t have to be thinking about suicide to call them. They will connect you to someone who is trained and able to help walk you through this. I will also have a link to their website in my bio (Instagram) at all times.
I know it’s tough, just please, hold on a little longer. Long enough to seek help. Long enough for those feelings and thoughts to pass. I love you and I care! 🤍