I share this because it was written in the darkness and it deserves to be brought to light. What follows is my suicide note that I drafted about five years ago.
I share this note now after coming through the worst year of my life in multiple ways. I share this note because I am alive! As dark as the following note may seem I have fought and I have won!
I am a survivor and I have survived multiple attempts at my own life. I proud to share my story. I’m proud to share my hope!
My heart is aching. I hold this pain of the past and present. I think of death everyday. I think of the escape that it holds. The sweet, sweet, relief its emptiness holds. Its unknowns hold in its hands the key to my happiness. Life on the other hand holds my sorrows, hurt, pain. Deep pain that cannot be quenched. Pain that a fire no amount of water can touch.
In my pain I have hurt others, countless others. I scold them passing through. It would be better off if I weren’t here. I would be better off dead.
My thoughts consume me. I am better of gone. I am better off dead. Those around me fail to see I hurt more than I help. Everyone will move on without me. Their lives will be better off.
Maybe I can’t share my feelings. Maybe I have to keep pretending.
Maybe this is my goodbye.
I wish it would be.
I’m glad it was not. Stay alive friends.