Suicide. You can get help and that's ok.

Lisa Lehmann

Posted on August 28 2013

Today's post...my favorite thing. It's fun. It's exciting. It's new.
But my heart isn't in it. My heart hurts today. For a friend. For what might have been my story.
My friend lost her baby sister. To suicide. That might have been me.
My friend is left with a grief no family member should ever have to bear. I may have done that to my family.
My friend and her family had to make hard decisions about organ donation. It never crossed my mind.
You see, it's by the grace of God that I am here today. Depression is my story. If you want to read more...just type depression in the search box on my blog. It's real. It's ugly. It's a disease. There is help.
But this is not just about me, or my friends sister.
This is about many of you who struggle with this EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. This is about the ones left behind asking questions of why? This is about getting help. Moving on. There is so much to this story.
The bottom line?
There is NOTHING wrong with you!
If this is your struggle. Get help. If you were having issues with your heart, or your kidneys, or your liver...you would seek out help. Depression is no different.
I take medication every day. Maybe for the rest of my life. I spent countless hours with a wonderful therapist.
I am not ashamed. I am empowered. I am able to cope. I am able to choose joy. I am winning!
You can too.
Do you need help? Do you know someone who does? Here's a thought. Don't wait another second.
Save this number in your phone. Use it when you or somebody needs it. National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255. (800-273-TALK) {from Heather's blog post}
What Heather wants us to see in her grief is the pain, and the joy in celebrating her sisters life...but that reality of organ donation in critical times in very, very real. Don't wait to make a decision. Don't wait to let your loved ones know your desire. Don't leave anyone guessing.
Please. If I am talking to you today...my proverbial door is always open...talk to me. But more importantly...JUST.GET.HELP. It's ok. You are not alone. You will be glad you did. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. There is joy in the morning. I promise you that.
And please, head over to my friends blog post. Read her story. Hear her heart. Encourage her. I know you don't know her. But she is a true gem, and right now she hurts. A word of kindness goes a long way.
Thank you for reading. I love you with all my heart.
~ lisa
suicide is real and you need help and that is ok

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