I’m Reaching Out Tonight (Think Back from the Edge)

Reblogging this by a fellow blogger

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The river is so cold and wet

I am sinking out of sight

Dark cold water fills my lungs

I’ve killed myself tonight.

Floating down the swollen river

The stars they shine so bright

My coat is heavy, weighs me down

Could it be tonight?

Upon the bridge I’m looking down

My head is numb and light

No one’s around, so I step off

Maybe it’s tonight?

I close the door behind me

The snow is crisp and white

I have a plan, I’ll see it through

Please God, please tonight?

My dearest friends and family

My last wishes I here write

It’s not your fault, but I must go

I’m sorry, but it’s tonight.

My thoughts and feelings hurt me so

Nothing left to fight

I have to end this living hell

I believe it is tonight.

Depression is too deep, too dark

The tunnel has no light

I’ve laid in…

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23 Suicide Statistics That Will Shock You

Astonishing and sad

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One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds in the world. If the suicide rate continues to rise researches predict that number will have increased to one person every 20 seconds in 2020. 

I timed my daily morning routine-shower, brushing teeth, putting on clothes and making coffee which took a total of 45 minutes. According to those statistics 70 people died from suicide somewhere in the world. In less than two years from now it will have doubled to a 140 people. September is suicide prevention month. These are 24 suicide statistics that will shock you.

Increase in Suicide Rates for Youth

Medical professionals have become extremely concerned about the increase of suicide rates of suicide specifically in women ages 10-14.

The suicide rate for girls ages 15-19 doubled from 2007-2015.

Suicide rate for boys ages 15-19 increased by 30% from 2007-2015.

More teens and young adults die by suicide than…

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He will rescue me…

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A troublemaker of sorts was how the story’d go

I have to say I was pretty tough living that life it was pretty rough

I could drink em under the table until lifting their heads they weren’t able

I had that strong will that role I had to fill

Doing what I wanted living the crazy life

Causing sometimes laughter and other times some strife

I didn’t care what people thought

Their judging stares when I got caught

So many people putting on a facade doing the same things as me

But just living as a fraud

Then things happened to me you know

Down that crooked way I’d go

Bits of pieces I lost of me broken memories was all I’d see

Time it took its toll on me the choices and trauma wouldn’t let me be

Even the day I grabbed Jesus’s Hand and started following another plan

That stuff it’s had to follow me too … but the cross I’ve made is my refuge

It will make and break me when I need

I have to have its frailty

Because that strength I thought I had

when I was big and bad

I no longer need it you see…cause my Savior Jesus will rescue me

Poem by: Sharon Schwartz

The girl you used to know…

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There is this girl you used to know

Disguised as friend but turned out foe

The rejection you’ve felt oh it’s taken it’s toll

You have love all around you but it still won’t go

The sting it gave your soul won’t leave

It’s stuck there somewhere trying to grieve

Are you at fault ? You’re not to blame

Don’t carry that burden nor that shame

You were just being you my friend

True colors of her came out in the end

Accept this pain erase those lies

Be glad you found out she was in disguise

It’s for your protection don’t you see even if it seems she had to flee

Just let it go embrace and live

You’re value is more than her time would give

Poem by:  Sharon Schwartz

9 Things Mental Illness Has Taught Me About Life

This is awesome thanks to halfway2hannah

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When we are faced with challenges, it’s hard to believe that something positive will come out of these periods of darkness, but there is. Sometimes the most important lessons in life hide in places we would never think to look. These are 9 things mental illness has taught me about life.

1. An Authentic Life Is a Good Life.

Living with a mental illness has taught me the power of authenticity. An authentic life is a good life. When we hide our truth from other’s, it’s impossible to be satisfied. Being honest about who you are, no matter the opinion of others is the foundation for happiness. Pretending to be someone else doesn’t prevent pain, it increases it.

2. Our Mistakes and Struggles Shape Us.

I was barely 20 years old when I was taken to a mental hospital and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At the time I thought it would ruin…

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10 Things I Hate About The Stigma of Mental Illness

Great stuff!!

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Remember the infamous Julia Stiles’s speech at the end of the movie, 10 Things I Hate About You? When she reveals to Heath Ledger the pain he’s caused her, “I hate the way you talk to me and the way you cut your hair…” While reading this post, think about stigma as if I am revealing my feelings in the same way as Stiles. Ledger was a good guy, but stigma not so much.

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