A story of survival.... Don't make a permanent solution for temporary emotions.
Social Media can be a valuable source of loving support when you are experiencing a dark place.
Here's a story I want to share with you from a friend, Moriah Rhame. With her permission, I believe her story has many powerful messages. I personally am grateful. Moriah was able to find the support and help that she needed to share her story, 1 year later.
Please read. Feel free to leave a comment. Share with others. In her words as she shared with us.
Here it goes........
One year ago today I almost ended my life. I am so very happy that I survived, I am not ashamed. I am not embarrassed.
To suffer the crushing weight of feeling that your life ending is more plausible than your life continuing is something to be proud of overcoming,
When your life falls apart, you feel like you're inside out, and it's too painful to continue just remember there are people there that need you and love you and care about you.
I survived a crushing blow, I survived PTSD, I survived a war, I survived a divorce, I survived betrayal, I survived an online stalker, I survived, I survived hating myself, I survived and that's all that matters.
The online support I received on social media from all of you saved me multiple times over. Jim and Al and Lou and everyone at the veterans Freedom Center save me from myself. My dearest and closest friends you saved me for myself and you know who you are and special thanks to my friend Ray for coming to my aid multiple times when I was low.
This last year of healing has not been an easy journey and I have slipped up, falling down, gotten up, brushed myself off and moved forward, and if I can do this so can you.
If you're suffering today reach out and ask for help, there are online private messaging programs, there are suicide hotlines, you may feel all alone, but you have family, you have friends, and you may be surprised to know that strangers even care,
Never be ashamed to admit a mental health struggle, there's nothing to be embarrassed about with feeling depressed and or suicidal.
I am vocal about this because all of you on social media helped me live. You saved my life and letting me know that you were here for me and I want to do the same for others. Pease don't give up on yourself, please don't go down that dark path all by yourself,
None of us are perfect, we all make mistakes, we all do things we are ashamed of, but regardless of those perceived facts you matter, you are important, please choose at what you're feeling when you're suicidal is just a temporary emotion.
Don't make a permanent solution for temporary emotions.
I'll never be able to give enough gratitude for all of you that have supported me over this last year.
Without your support I would not be here thank you from the bottom of my heart.