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 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.ambassador who has struggled with suicidal thoughts. He is a trauma survivor himself, losing his mother to domestic violence when he was a
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.”