We’re so proud of you for making the promise to Stay;.
We know you may be hurting right now, but we need you to know that you matter to someone, you matter to us. We know that all of the darkness in the world feels crippling. We know because we’ve been there. We know that in the darkest moments it’s hard to see the light, it’s hard to grasp the concept that you are the light. You’re the light to someone in this universe and the will to live is inside you. That voice that lives within you that makes you feel like you’re nothing and that leaving won’t cause hurt for anyone, that voice is bullshit. It’s part of the depression. It’s lying to you. If you leave, the pain that will ripple through the lives around you will live in them forever. We need you to throw more punches at your illness, we need you to continue to fight. We need you. We hate in our worst moments when someone tells us that it will pass, but you know what? It’s true. It’s always true because no matter how bad the pain is, eventually it will pass. Eventually it will become dull, and though the thoughts may creep back up, you will be able to tell yourself that the devil on your shoulder is a liar who doesn’t have your best interests in mind. Friend, you’ve been through so much, but you are strong enough to fight these moments.
Don’t make a permanent decision based on temporary lies. Please always promise us tomorrow. Please remember this promise you took the next time you’re struggling and that we have a community here to support you and a list of resources that can also help you through your darkest of times.
Resources for Struggling Humans
For humans currently struggling, please know that the world is better with you in it. We’ve put together Resources For Struggling Humans and invite you to connect with medical professionals who are trained to help you Stay;
Join our community
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Read stories from humans just like you
One of the best ways to reach out for help is to let others know that you’ve been there too and be honest about your journey. Here are a few recent stories of struggle and success from humans just like you. We hope these show you that you’re not alone and encourage you to share a piece of your own story.
Navigating the World as an African Non-Binary Drag King07/02/2020
Running From Myself06/29/2020
This is Living06/29/2020
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