Help me offer support for someone suicidal?

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Trigger warning for vulnerable individuals.

If you or someone you know is suffering thoughts of suicide, here are some resources.

  • Suicide hot line: 1-800-273-8255

  • Suicide text line: 741-741

  • Veteran’s Services 1-800-273-8255, press 1

  • Veteran’s Text line send HELP to 838-255

Kate is 50 years old and found this blog from google, is currently suffering suicidal thoughts and reached out to me through my contact form. I was wondering if you could show her some emotionally naked support.

This is our email conversation that she agreed I could post here. Part of that is so you see how persistent, painful Read more...

So you are contemplating suicide…

Photo credit Italian photographer Giorgio Cravero

I want to scream, “Don’t do it!”

I want to beg you not to.

I want to tell you how utterly devastating it is to lose a child and reveal all my naked, agonizing grief over my loss.

Really what I need to do is just listen and let you know you matter.

You think you don’t matter. You might even be scoffing at this letter saying, “This woman doesn’t know me!”

What you don’t know is that you are the center of someone’s universe. Your brain won’t let you believe that right now.

I know …