Today is International Suicide Survivors Day, meaning it is a day for people who have survived the loss of a loved one to suicide.
I realized this, only because I saw it on Twitter. I took note of this day because tomorrow is the 28th anniversary of the day my high school boyfriend took his own life.
For the last 28 years, I have had a ritual of playing the song ‘Somebody‘ by DePeche Mode over and over. The last letter he ever wrote to me were the lyrics to this song.
As I am writing this post, while listening to ‘Somebody’ over and over, 28 year old tears are falling from my eyes.
Here is a modern day resource: www.crisistextline.org
If you prefer to talk with someone, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
- Do you like me?
- Café con Leche