Does this darkness have a name?

I once had a friend named Katie. She was beautiful. She was the light, and then she became darkness.

It was a Sunday. We got the news that she had been in a car accident. She didn’t make it. We cried. They found a letter. It wasn’t an accident.

The darkness had got her. The voice in her head, the pain in her heart. It won.

Does this darkness have a name? The one that’s haunting and blinding so many of us from seeing the greatness in life.

We’ve all felt pain, sadness and desperation at some point. These feelings are universal. But how does it become so unbearable to some people that they think ending their lives is the only way out?

Does it really have to be this way? The answer is no, it doesn’t.

I believe together we can defeat the darkness by shedding some light on it. Today, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Let’s have this conversation.

If you have a friend who is struggling with darkness, share this post with them. Let them know they are loved. Let them know their life matters.

If you are that friend, don’t be afraid to reach out for help. You are not alone. Your story isn’t over yet.

We’ll see you tomorrow.


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One thought on “Does this darkness have a name?

  1. laura says:

    I’m so sorry about your friend, I’ve recently lost a family member so I know the pain. It’s a beautiful post however, we’d need all the blogs in the world to talk about this …
    Xx, Laura


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