For National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week 2016, Dissipating Disparities, Inc. is joining the Nation in making it our business to do our part for Suicide Prevention Awareness. Some of you may know someone that has thought about suicide, attempted suicide or actually been successful in committing suicide. Some of you may not. Either way, we all have to do our part as humans to lookout and care for one another. For when someone does attempt or commit suicide, it does not only affect that individual but their families, friends, and often their community. If you see or hear something…say something. Who knows…a simple hug, smile, word of encouragement could have made a huge difference and saved someone’s life.
Having said all of that, I wanted to share the intimate story of a great friend and overall person, who I had no idea had once tried to take her own life. At the point in her life when I met her, I would have never thought she had a down or sad day in her life…she was just that awesome, funny, encouraging individual, but that’s just it…we never know. And at a time before I met her at a different point in her life, she tried to do just that…commit suicide.
Here is her story: