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by brunette648

imagein honour of World Suicide Prevention day last week, I just wanted to share a success story; my story.
1 year ago on June 15, 2014; this was me.
and 461 days later I am still here ??

the bravest thing I’ve done thus far in my life was choosing to stay. to stay, and to keep fighting! life is messy, and it is damn hard, but you know what I also found out a rather hard way? it is REALLY worth it. so don’t give up just yet! waiting around to see if it’d get better was the best decision I’ve ever made. because believe me when I say; it gets better.
and when I say that it gets better, I’m not trying to sugercoat anything. I don’t believe you’ll wake up one day, and your sadness will magically have vanished forever. I’m saying that there will be a time where your sadness is not so constant. there will be a time when your sadness doesn’t feel quite so heavy. goodness, there will be a time where you don’t feel sad at all, if you just stick around to wait for it. sure, there will be days where the world feels grey and dark and hopeless. but when I say it gets better, I mean that some day, there will be an awful lot less of them than there are now!
so just remember;
breathe. you’re going to be okay. breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. you’ve been this sad and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. breathe and know that you can survive this too. these feelings can’t break you. they’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. this will pass. I promise it will pass. ?
#461daysstrong #worldsuicideprevention

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Darvin 9/19/2015 - 1:30 am

You are truly an inspiration!!! Thank you for sharing with us your story! 🙂

brunette648 9/19/2015 - 7:48 pm

thank you so much ?? means the world

Catch-22 9/21/2015 - 12:53 pm

As someone who has been suffering from depression for a couple of years, I find your message truly beautiful. I have made this account months ago, but never been that active, however what you said encouraged me to log in to let you know that your words reach people more deeply than you might expect. You are a true inspiration for all of us. Thank you for making my day.

brunette648 9/21/2015 - 4:15 pm

hearing things like this make me feel absolutely remarkable. thank you SO much for your kind words. it means the absolute WORLD to me, and to hear I made your day, absolutely makes mine as well! you’re a beautiful soul; keep fighting! you’re doing amazing ok!? ?? xo

Catch-22 9/22/2015 - 12:33 pm

Thanks for your reply! You seem like a really nice person. Would it be okay for you if I’d share some of my experiences with you? I tried to post it on here but I find the way of putting it out here not relieving enough, it feels somewhat unpersonal to me. However if you’re uncomfortable with it, that’s okay. Either way; stay strong and have a nice day!

tphg 9/21/2015 - 4:23 pm

thanks for sharing this. I’ve been on here longer than I like to admit (2011) and have seen this type of message posted before, but never from a suicide survivor. Hearing from someone that was on this side of the fence that things can get better means a lot. I’ve long since past the point where the days of the week blend into one long and miserable existence, but your picture and words have sparked a bit of hope in me.

donsmith78 9/22/2015 - 12:47 pm

Ive been here off an on the same as you(remember kno1 of course you dont lol) i appreciate your story brunette im proud of you and i hope your life can continue to inspire

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