Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Things I Would've Said

If you're strong enough to take that blade and draw it across your skin. 

If you're strong enough to take those pills and swallow them when no one's home.

If you're strong enough to tie that rope and hang it from the ceiling fan.

If you're strong enough to jump off that bridge, my friend.

You are strong enough, to live.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

i needed this now more than ever.
thank you.

Anonymous said...

This hit me hard. I wish I had these words to tell my best friend before he put that noose around his neck. 5 yrs and it hasn't gotten easier.
I didn't know.
I didn't know.
I'm sorry, Louie.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

just tell your friend to read Ekhart Tolle's "The Power Of Now".

Helen said...

You're absolutely right. Thank you.

Prixie said...

Brilliant! It truly hit a nerve...

zdreams said...

It's really hitting, shaking and deep.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. I wish everyone knew about your blog, because if I were in that situation I would stop instantly. You give a new kind of hope to the world. And for that, I thank you. No matter what is going on in my life, if it is too hard for me to handle I come here because I know I will find something to find peace in on here.

Iris said...

Everytime you get up and get back in the race
One more small piece of you starts to fall into place

- Rascal Flatts, "Stand"

Just shared this with a friend recently because she needed it. Maybe your readers do too.

Joy said...

Thank you. You give me strength to hold on and hope for a better tomorrow. Years from now, I'll be thanking God that I am still alive and fighting.

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow. I wish 13 year old me could read this so I didn't have to go through cutting.

Anonymous said...

to write love on her arms

Jazel Elaine said...

Beautiful <3

Joslyn Nicholson said...

I wish I knew to says these things four days ago before my amazing friend who I looked up to very much hung herself.
I'm so sorry, Alex. I'll love you forever.

Joslyn Nicholson said...

I wish I knew to says these things four days ago before my amazing friend who I looked up to very much hung herself.
I'm so sorry, Alex. I'll love you forever.

Ari Juliet said...

It scares and amazes me how I just saw this when I needed it the most..

Anonymous said...

It's not about strength. Anyone can be strong enough to live, it's automatic, you do it by default.

Brittany said...

All I've been wanting to do is give up.

Anonymous said...

suicidal since last winter. this has changed me. you don't know how much you help people. oh my god.

Anonymous said...

And what about the survivors? Do you think she'll try it again? A noose hanging overhead or an inviting balcony on the 14th floor? Or do you think she'll go the long way. A little bit of suicide every single day? As that Soundgarden song goes Just like suicide.....

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful. I can feel the tears welling up in my eyes as I type this.

Courage Is Contagious said...

Love you

Anonymous said...

Brilliant.

Debie Grace said...

Wow. Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

you're still here, in my heart.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most beautiful things i have ever read

Thank you

Anonymous said...

this made me shake, it made me tremble and brought tears to my eyes. It empowered me, and had me realized that maybe I am not as weak as I think I am.


Thank you

Anonymous said...

Strength comes in many forms. I'm sorry.

Anonymous said...

You're not alone. Everyone is a victim. Everyone is an aggressor. It's okay to be weak, it's okay to be sad, it's okay to cry, it's okay to be human. Don't be too hard on yourself. Life is tough but if you choose to end it, think about the people, the trauma that you'll leave behind. Life is hard, sometimes unforgiving, but you need to crawl before you can run again.

klara said...

Five years of this site and I noticed the comments are still the same as at the beginning : the same statements of a gratitude too big for words, the same endless thank yous for just how much you help everyone who reads this, particularly when they go through hard times. And I still don´t get exactly how your words can be so strong that they change lives. Your help should be acknowledged someday, I mean if there was an ultimate prize or title for Helping I´d definitely give it to you... There are so many (bad) psychologues who are not capable of doing half as much as you do for people´s mental well-being.

zonedin said...

This hits so close to home. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

"You're not alone. Everyone is a victim. Everyone is an aggressor. It's okay to be weak, it's okay to be sad, it's okay to cry, it's okay to be human. Don't be too hard on yourself. Life is tough but if you choose to end it, think about the people, the trauma that you'll leave behind. Life is hard, sometimes unforgiving, but you need to crawl before you can run again."

And these are the things I would've needed to hear. (You may have saved my life.) Thank you.

Anonymous said...

That's good to know. Thank you as well. Life is a sh***y place most of the time, and most of the time, we don't want to be there anymore. We might not realize it, but every waking hour of our lives is a chance given to us to become a blessing to others. So hang on! :)

Anonymous said...

I didn't give up..and I never will..

Alexa Bolton said...

Thank you. This means everything.

Livv said...

That's how I feel sometimes, I don't want to be here anymore. They have me on depression meds and meds for adhd. Soo much can happen to one person to make them feel as if it would be better to fade away, I was that person but I read stuff like this and look to my family, friends and god to keep me believing and I go on from there. Sometimes it is about strength othertimes it could be about love. Great post ^_^

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Anonymous said...

I wish this was around back in 2005 and 2007. Then he maybe wouldn't have done it, and then I wouldn't have tried. We would both still be here.

Anonymous said...

I have never had the strength or courage to do these things. Cowardice has left me physically undamaged, fear shutting the lid on the pill bottles. There is no strength to carry it out, is there strength for me to carry on?

I find myself borrowing the strength of your words and messages, but I hope one day I'll be able to draw up the strength in myself.

Thank you, for always giving me strength.

Anonymous said...

Amazing