Do me a favor, and stop. Just stop. Right now, wherever you are, whatever you are doing, STOP.
Breath in, slow. Breath out, slow.
You’ve been down and out. You’ve been seeing red and feeling blue.
Things have been hard lately, I know. You don’t feel like you’re being seen. Things seem to be piling up. You’re on autopilot, like a robot. But you seem to be malfunctioning.
Depression is a dark and twisted place. But it’s not your final destination. Let all those feelings wash over you. Feel them. It hurts, doesn’t it?
Sit in that hurt for a moment, just a moment. Let those feelings out. Let them go. Get out of your head for a bit.
Don’t pick up the razor blade, don’t make those cuts.
Don’t pick up those drugs, you’ve got to wake up.
Put down that gun and pick up your future.
That little voice in your head, whispering all those black thoughts, find it. Stomp on it. Tear it to pieces.
Then get on your internal loudspeaker and shout, ‘I am going to be okay. I am alive today. I am good enough. I am worthy.’
Look up at the sky and see life. Put your hand over your heart and feel life.
What do you want? What do you like? Where do you want to go?
These are tough questions when you’re battling with thoughts of never waking up again. But ask yourself those questions and continue looking for those answers.
You are important. You are needed. You are wanted.
You will be okay.
The whole world is at your feet. You are not alone, as hard as it may be to believe.
Tomorrow is a new day and it’s all yours.