Each story is unique but the theme is the same. They survived their darkest
ordeal and want to share their message with others.
"Dave" was one of the first to reach out to me after I set up the site and
is a true inspiration. We've had a number of conversations and while he's not
quite ready to share everything, he wanted to contribute something today.
Here's what he sent me:
Please share with your readers. The best thing I ever did was talk to a
friend about what was going on inside me. For a long time I kept it in and I
didn't know the toll it was taking until it was almost too late. Talking about
it made me realize that I needed help and forced me to take the first step
towards getting it. I know everyone is different but I know that more people
life me are out there. We are on the edge without knowing it and it can just be
a simple talk that starts to turn things around. Talk soon and thank you!
It really can be that simple. Stop and take a look at your circle of
friends and family. Do they show signs? If you're holding it in, talk to
someone. Don't be embarrassed or ashamed. We all need help at times. A type
of joy exists that can be found on the other side of help.