In light of NSPW (National Suicide Prevention Week) and WSPD (World Suicide Prevention Day) which happens in September, here’s a little something for everybody.
To everyone I know, or don’t know who is struggling with depression, self-harm, and suicidal tendencies, I want you to know that we’re here and we’re fighting for you. I wish every bit of virtual encouragement I type out gets across with the same warmth and concern that I am gathering fuel from. Believe me when I say these things, never to just gain attention, but to ultimately get across firmly and with all the love in my capacity that you are loved and you are important. There will always be at least one person who is looking out for you, but they are too shy, too reluctant, too afraid. I’m afraid it’s on our part as well, and I apologize on behalf of that.
Find no fault in the eyes that gaze,
used never to judge, but weep instead
for those lost to their own blindness.
When the voices all scream in chorus
when they agree to nothing but hate,
find that love’s whisper rises above and stays.
Quietly you watch as the sunrise peeks,
glowering over, but sending you a smile
that says “Good morning, it’s a new day, child.”
When you seem to find no one in the confines
of your blood-stained corner, rise and look up:
A hand reaches towards you, to wipe it off, it’s all over.
Endlessly, you should count, and grow weary
at the thought of a million and more hearts that
see your soul, and love you, more than you’ll ever know.
Here’s to fighting and winning battles against self-harm and suicide! God bless you guys, you know you will always find someone to help and give you hope and love.