I'm asked all the time about how many people actually reach out to me since
I posted my cell phone number on Twitter and Facebook. I receive 3 to 4 calls,
emails, messages a day. It's just more proof that people are living, excuse me,
suffering with thoughts of suicide and are afraid to talk about it because of
the stigma. Because of fear. Because of shame.
Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is asking for help. Yet we all
need help at some point in our lives. That's why it's so important for each of
us to reach out to those around us. Don't look for reasons to avoid difficult
conversations. Look for ways to understand.
I'm not trained. I don't have all the answers. But I'm a pretty good
listener. If you're on the fence about calling a professional or a helpline,
give me a call. 240-418-1887. I can help you take that next step.