“If you learn anything... please learn to ask for help. It is a sign of wisdom and strength.” - David Skorton, Cornell University President
This quote came today via Twitter and it something that I feel needs to be shared.
I can't go to far into it, because it is not my story to tell, but someone I know has hurt themselves. They may not be with us much longer and it's just now sinking in. I was sitting here eating my lunch and yet something in the world has changed.
I thought I knew how I felt about suicide. I had a perspective. A perspective that was solely mine. I never thought to much about how the people left behind felt. I figured there would be sadness and confusion but I've seen people at a complete loss. Devestated. Blaming themselves.
I don't have a great insight. I haven't processed the change and come out with a profound thought. I just know that something I couldn't fathom has occurred and now we are are left to cope and try to figure it all out and try to go on.
If you are even thinking about harming yourself or think someone else may, please use the resources here to speak with someone.