There are no words for this feeling.
No words to explain what the family must be feeling.
No words to express what the friends must be going through.
This is hard. Hard for everyone. We are all hurting with the friends and family.
This is me asking you to get help.
Repeat after me: YOUR CURRENT SITUATION IS NOT YOUR FINAL DESTINATION.
I’m begging you.
Talk to someone.
Tell someone what you are feeling.
IT IS OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY.
There is help.
There is hope.
There is love.
There is support.
There is change.
There is life.
YOU ARE WORTH IT. YOU ARE WORTH RECOVERY.
Today may be a bad day. But today only lasts 24 hours. Tomorrow is a brand new day, and you are going to make it through this. You can do this. You are strong.
When you feel like you can’t keep going, remember this:
You. Are. Worth. It.
I will say this over and over again until I am blue in the face. You may feel worthless. You may feel you have no part in this world, but you do. Think about the kids in your class that you sit next to every day. Think about your family, and how happy they are to hear from you when you call or text. Think about your friends, and how you laugh constantly whenever you are together. Think about the person you passed walking to class and the smile you gave them. Think about your sibling and how they will always love you unconditionally. Think about your pets that snuggle with you every night. Think about everything in your life that make you who you are.
You are an important part of your own life. Your life is a story that only you can tell. Your story is unique. Your story could be the key to unlock someone else’s hell.
The hardest part of this for me is wishing I could have done something. If only I could have known, I would have tried to help.
So, this is me asking for help.
Help to spread awareness.
Help to get people to understand this isn’t something that just happens in books and movies. This is something that happens in everyday life to everyday people.
Help to change someone’s life.
Help to turn this around.
Help me help others.
Tell someone you love them and they matter.
You matter. You are worth the recovery.
We’ll see you tomorrow.
Until next time,