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Dave Navarro’s Message About Suicide: “There is No Darkness Without Light”

Dave Navarro Message About Suicide

Thoughts of suicide can be overwhelming, scary or even leave you feeling hopeless. If you’re a survivor of abuse such as domestic violence, gun violence or sexual assault, your traumatic experience may make you feel overwhelmed. Trauma responses can make you feel, think, or react in ways that feel out of your control. This can include thoughts of suicide. Please know that there is help available.

In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, we are sharing some important words from our friend and #PutTheNailinIt ambassador Dave Navarro who has struggled with suicidal thoughts. He is a trauma survivor himself, losing his mother to domestic violence when he was a teenager. We share his statement as a reminder that help is available and there are people who care about your well-being, and that it is possible to heal and move past the darkness you may be feeling today.

Read Dave Navarro’s statement below:

“I can’t speak to anyone else’s thoughts or actions but I can speak from my own experience. I have been there, written “the note”, had the plan, the stockpile of meds, how to disperse my property among my family. I was ready to go. Luckily, as a last ditched effort, I reached out. I spoke to my closest friends and loved ones. I sought therapy and at times, psychiatry, alternative medicines, even hospitalization. Whatever it took. What I learned is that through the process, circumstances and feelings shift. As the tide comes in and rolls out, the universe takes many shapes and constantly evolves. We are made of the same stuff. We are constantly changing and evolving and flowing… sometimes scary, sometimes beautiful, sometimes lonely, sometimes supported. Hang in there to allow the process and the shapes to change. I can tell you 100% that they do. Please reach out if you find yourself in the darkness. There is no darkness without light. Try to be willing to let it find you.”

Read Dave Navarro’s statement on Instagram.

If you find that you, or a loved one, is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please know that help is available here at Safe Horizon and at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Everyone is worthy and deserving of a life of safety and peace.

If you’ve been the victim of a crime, violence or abuse, or you’ve lost a loved one to violence we’re here to help. Call our 24-hour FREE and CONFIDENTIAL Crime Victims Hotline at 866-689-HELP (4357). Help is available in any language.

If you’re struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, please call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If you are in distress, there are professionals who can help you navigate these difficult feelings.

If you are in danger or in need of emergency services, please call 911 for immediate assistance.

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