I am finding this letter hard to write, but I believe that it is an important message that everybody should hear. Within the last three months, a few friends of my family have committed suicide. While I did not know the people that committed suicide personally, I did know the families that have been effected by this awful tragedy.
I have seen and felt the heartache and pain that these families are going through. Nothing will relieve the pain and emptiness they feel from the loss of a child/sibling/or partner. Nothing.
I have been told each person that committed suicide was in enormous emotional pain. There seemed no end to the pain and life was just getting harder for them. For anybody who is feeling this way, or having suicidal thoughts, please know that there are lots of people who love you. They love you so much, that the idea of not having you in their life would tear them apart.
I know the families that are suffering now would have done anything to help their loved ones. They didn’t know that their loved one was in such pain, because they kept their feelings hidden. These families didn’t know they could help because they were kept in the dark and that just makes the pain even worse for them.
Please if you are feeling this way call your parents, siblings, partner, friends, call everybody. Let them know how you are feeling and the thoughts you are having. Let them help you, you would not believe how much better you will feel after just being around loved ones for five minutes.
You may feel like you can’t call your family or friends, but you can and they want you too. They want to help you. If you feel like you have nobody to talk to then please call 1-800-273-8255. Its a line where people just want to listen and help you. This line is available 24/7 and its totally free. Anybody in North America can call and you can even call from other parts of the world if you have skype.
If you know somebody who you feel might be feeling this much pain in their life, please give them a call and let them know how much you love them and that you are there to help them. They need to hear from you. I know we all get busy in our own lives and sometimes its hard to break away, but just a five minute call to tell someone you care can make a huge difference.
Now is the time, more then ever, that we reach out to our friends and family and tell them how much we care.
Master Bishop, Mistress Sophia and the rest of the bdsm training academy team
I just wanted to thank everybody who took the time to write U/us or left a comment on this post. It took a lot of courage for everybody to share their stories and opinions about such a hard subject. For those of you who have struggled with such feelings and feel like nobody cares, please just read the comments below. There are many people who understand and do care.