It’s been 6 years since I was barefoot on the railing of a bridge, in the rain, literally holding on by a pinky, just hoping I’d slip. I had beautiful kids. A loving family. Friends. A good job, great money. And here’s the damn fool truth of it:— Josh Raby (@JoshRaby) June 8, 2018
The point is, all these lies I told myself: I’m a burden, I’m alone, I’ve no future without this struggle, my brain’ll get me eventually... if a hug and a Buzz Lightyear costume were enough to be bigger than them, even for a day, then the lies weren’t as powerful as I thought.— Josh Raby (@JoshRaby) June 8, 2018
In my 20's I'd make a deal with myself. If I couldn't find anything to smile about in 2 days then I could end it BUT I had to look. Dogs, kids, sometime even the grocery clerk saved me. I've been very honest with my kids & they are way more open with depression then I'd dare been— Joan (@Joan21788838) June 8, 2018
My good friend David - whom I've known since high school - knew I was struggling and he felt helpless. He said "you are loved" "we need you". I was like, "Doesn't matter, but thanks." So he took a risk. It very well could have ended badly. I could have lashed out. /2— Sheila O'Malley (@sheilakathleen) June 8, 2018
I could have been really REALLY offended. But he took the risk. He sent out an email to a group of local friends (w/out my knowledge) and said, "Sheila is struggling. She needs our help. Let's all go over there and unpack her apartment for her. Bring food. Let's make it fun." /3— Sheila O'Malley (@sheilakathleen) June 8, 2018
I was overwhelmed at the sight of all of my crazy friends turning themselves into Santa's workshop. On my behalf. W/out asking me. They just showed up and barged in. I was embarrassed for like 10 minutes but they were all so practical and bossy I had no choice but to let that go.— Sheila O'Malley (@sheilakathleen) June 8, 2018
Tuesday was the 10th anniversary of my father’s suicide.— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) June 10, 2018
I assumed it would pass quietly with not much feeling.
Couldn’t have anticipated the passings of Kate Spade & Anthony Bourdain.
Now my feed is filled w talk of suicide & depression
People talking about is always good