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What Happened When I Set Fire to My Suicide Note

While going through old notebooks to declutter, I found a suicide note I had written years ago during a very difficult time. At first, I was sickened. Reading it through to the end felt strange and somehow shameful. I felt embarrassed I had kept this note as a “just in case I really go through with it” gesture for any confused friends and/or loved ones.

But after rereading, I began to realize the person who wrote the letter is just not who I am now. She was a sad, lonely and scared girl who believed nothing could ever change. She felt alone and powerless to stop her cruel mind from torturing her every waking moment.

But, like I said, that’s not who I am anymore. Getting professional help and figuring out I’m just one of those people who

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