The quotation above and blurb below is by The Bloggess. My heart feels heavy after hearing that she is struggling, yet it also is in awe of her unflinching courage to be as honest as she can.
Please remember to be gentle with all parts of yourself.
Reach out to those you love and tell them how important they are to you. Tell them that if things seem bleak and hopeless that you are there to tell them how necessary they are. Reach out to the shiny, happy ones too…and the strong ones…because so often they are the best at hiding the pain they feel until it is too late. Hold your family tight. Ask your children how they are. Then ask them again how they really are. Listen to the things said and to the things unsaid.
If you are struggling and think that your life is not important, please trust me when I say that you are so wrong. You are so important and there are people waiting to meet you and find the magic in you. Please reach out to get help. Do not trust your lying brain. And know that the darkness you feel can be conquered….sometimes over and over again…and that you are special and unique and your brokenness can lead to a kind of empathy that will save the world. Don’t deprive us of that. We need your magic. We need you.