Grateful #SuicidePrevention #bealifesaver
This past Oct. 6 I attempted suicide and was hospitalized for 7 days. During my stay in the hospital I had time to reflect to all the things I’ve done. I participated in the group therapies and activities. There were not a whole lot of things to do in there. I spoke to the in-house doctor everyday and therapists. When I finally got discharged I was relieved to be out. On that moment I have a new outlook on life. I’m thankful I survived and learned a lot during my stay. I know #IAmNotAlone and have a good support system.
This past Saturday I participated in the Out of the Darkness-One more light fundraising walk for afsp.org (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) in Washington, DC. I raised enough money for the cause and I’m proud to be part of something that means a lot to me. When I signed up I became an advocate for #MentalIllness and I will do it again next year.
This past few weeks have made a significant impact in my life. I know what positive things I can do to myself & to other people. I’m fully aware I can change my way of thinking. Remove the negative thoughts and become more resilient.
I can’t give up on myself, my friends and family. My change is for the better and I’m really thankful.