Remember in September – Daily Post #17 for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

“Depression takes root when the picture of the past is more powerful than the picture of the future.”   ~Amy Bleuel

I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don’t. ‬ ~Amy Bleul

Despite much heartache and pain I was able to rise from the ashes and prove the best is yet to come. It is my prayer that those who are struggling know that they are loved and that their story matters. Whatever is happening to you in this moment, know that this does not define your worth. You can conquer the obstacles laid before you and come out stronger on the other side. You got this! I am right here cheering you on along the way. ~Amy Bleuel

RIP Amy Bleuel.

Amy Bleuel is the Founder of Project Semicolon.

Project Semicolon is an organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Their work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can save lives.

“When the night is closing in. Don’t give up and don’t give in. This won’t last. It’s not the end.”  ~Amy Bleuel


I loved Chester Bennington. His music, his lyrics, his words were so powerful and so true for many people, including me. I could relate to his words, lyrics and music and understand it completely. I was living it and feeling it too, like too many other people in the world that just go unheard. What an amazing gift he had to share with us. We were blessed to have seen him and heard his words, lyrics and music. It will live on forever. He will live on forever. He made a huge impact and a positive difference in the lives of many.

Thank you Chester. I love you. We love you.

RIP Chester Bennington

“You can’t be afraid of people willing to hurt you, because if you fear life, than you will never live.” ~Chester Beninngton

“The power of giving is contagious. You can give it away and you are not losing anything.” ~Chester Bennington

RIP Chester Bennington.

I could feel your pain. I know your pain. I have it too.

I hope you are in peace now. I love you.

“One More Light” by Linkin Park (I love this song)

“One More Light” Lyrics
 

Should’ve stayed, were there signs, I ignored?
Can I help you, not to hurt, anymore?
We saw brilliance, when the world, was asleep
There are things that we can have, but can’t keep

If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?

Well I do

The reminders pull the floor from your feet
In the kitchen, one more chair than you need oh
And you’re angry, and you should be, it’s not fair
Just ’cause you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it, isn’t there

If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?

Well I do

Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers

Who cares when someone’s time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker

Who cares if one more light goes out?

Well I do

Well I do

Written by Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Dave Farrell, Francis White, Joseph Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Robert G. Bourdon • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

“Numb” Lyrics

I’m tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface
I don’t know what you’re expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes
Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow

I’ve become so numb, I can’t feel you there
Become so tired, so much more aware
By becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

Can’t you see that you’re smothering me?
Holding too tightly, afraid to lose control
‘Cause everything that you thought I would be
Has fallen apart right in front of you
Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow
And every second I waste is more than I can take!

I’ve become so numb, I can’t feel you there
Become so tired, so much more aware
By becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

And I know I may end up failing too
But I know you were just like me with someone disappointed in you

I’ve become so numb, I can’t feel you there
Become so tired, so much more aware
By becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

I’ve become so numb, I can’t feel you there
I’m tired of being what you want me to be
I’ve become so numb, I can’t feel you there
I’m tired of being what you want me to be

Written by Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Dave Farrell, Joseph Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Robert G. Bourdon

Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group


“You can’t be afraid of people willing to hurt you, because if you fear life, than you will never live.” ~Chester Beninngton


Please watch the next lyric video for “You’re Gonna Be OK” from Brian and Jenn Johnson’s album “After All These Years” which is a solo album from Brian and Jenn Johnson released in January 2017.

Please listen to these words and remember them always…

Hold on

Don’t let go

You’ll get through this

Don’t give up

Don’t give in

You’re gonna be okay


September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

I am a numerous suicide attempt survivor. Praise God, I am still alive today.

I am a Mental illness advocate and it is my passion to educate about mental illness, increase awareness about mental illness, reduce the stigma of mental illness and the stigma associated with suicide and I want to and must reduce the alarmingly increasing rate of suicides around the world today.

I continue to make a daily post about suicide everyday throughout the month of September for Suicide Prevention month. This is post #17 and if you have missed my previous ones, please check them out on my blog. Also, continue looking on my blog for more daily posts about suicides for the rest of September.

We all need to do our part and do MORE. The first steps are accepting and understanding others with kindness, compassion and love. We all need to educate and learn more about mental illness and suicide and suicide prevention. Start the dialog and be a voice.

Bipolar disorder, mental illness and suicide have stung many.

We MUST reduce the sting of the stigma of mental illness and suicide by educating others and starting dialogs and conversations about mental illness stigma and suicide.

We MUST make our voices heard loud and clear. We have no choice. The times is now.

We must all make our voices heard very loud and strong about mental illness, mental illness stigma and suicide prevention. It is critical. It is crucial. Each life is priceless. We must prevent suicides and save lives.

Love, hugs and many blessings, Sue
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