I heard from the wordpress community a fellow blogger attempted suicide this morning. I have also heard the cops were contacted and got to her on time. As of right now I believe she is still with us, luckily. I don’t know this blogger, but as a person who has suffered from mental illness and suicidal thoughts in the past (I have made an attempts a couple times myself along time ago in my teens) and fight my demons, struggles and illness everyday. She is not alone. She is one of too many that has lost hope. She even has children, which I cannot imagine what she is going through. If I had children I don;t think I could ever take my own life (I can’t even right now or do that to the people in my life) so she must be in a very desperate and dire situation. I did send her my thoughts and support in a comment on her blog post. I found her blog through wordpress gossip etc. I was not going to share her blog here as she is in such a desperate and vulnerable state but it has alreadt been passed around etc and I think if everyone says a little something or to show support in some way I am hoping we can reach her and help her get through this awful time. I want to write more this week about this kind of tough topics and the stigma we still fight of mental illness everyday, but until then. I think maybe we as the wordpress community or anyone who sees this could come up with something special we could do for her. I am currently thinking of something I could do or us as a community could do as a special dedication and tribute to her. I will let you know if I come up with anything. Her blog can be found here
Until then, here is a song I’d like to dedicate to everyone battling mental illness and especially those contemplating suicide. You may not know me as I am an anonymous blogger, but know you are NOT alone.