We Need You To Stay.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. I might have been able to ignore it if I hadn’t read that the son of a disgraced Fox news host killed himself yesterday by overdose. Nineteen year old Eric Chase Bolling Jr. was distressed by his father’s troubles. Eric Bolling was fired for sending lewd photos to women, with a ton of fanfare on social media.

Bolling Sr. may be a cunt but no one deserves this. And no one should be in such pain without a person to talk to or a voice reminding him that he is needed in this world, no matter how hard that is to recognize in moments of despair.

I needed Eric Jr. and I needed Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, and Blake Heron, who died from an overdose three days after leaving rehab. Every day I read about someone’s son or daughter or parent leaving by suicide, and my heart breaks each time. The suffering they leave behind is unimaginable. If only they could all come running back!

Suicide can be prevented. Not always but in many cases where a hand to hold or a compassionate word might have made the difference.

We can all try to be a ray of light in someone’s darkness. What better enterprise is there, right?

We can learn the warning signs of a psyche in distress.

I admit that I struggle with To be or not to be, every single day. What keeps me here is the awareness of shattering other lives in my haste to depart. What a mess it makes! No one recovers. Obviously.

If you’re suffering, I urge you to stick around. Things will change!  Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)  Or click here for helpful advice.

***If you are in crisis but would be more comfortable texting, 24/7 support is available by texting 741741.

If there is anyone you are concerned about, take a minute to check in with them. It could change their life. xo

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3 Responses to We Need You To Stay.

  1. Mary Liz says:

    “If only they could all come running back.” We need YOU to stay. Though I don’t know you, I wish you this best on this day, a difficult one for you.

  2. Suspended says:

    We definitely NEED you!

    My computer has little purpose without your writings. My computer needs you, too! 😉

  3. Madam Restora says:

    In Australia it was RU OK? Day today. Where we are supposed to ask people this question and give them an opportunity to say ‘No I’m not’, if that’s how they feel. It’s a very worthwhile question.
    The man who started RU OK Day has a very sad story, but it’s probably not what you’re thinking.
    Keep on truckin’ people. You’d be surprised what mammoth support will surround you if you just let people know you need it. xxxx

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