“I want these promise cards because I battle depression and contemplate suicide most nights. I thought I could never be loved and never find anyone who would ever be willing to put up with me and my depression but I have. My boyfriend is the strongest person I know and helps me through everything. I would like these promise cards because I can now promise him in writing that I will not kill myself and I will not self harm. Every time I come to him with one of my episodes he does not condemn me because of my condition instead he tells me “hey look it’s OK. There’s no reason to feel bad for something you can’t control” when I want to cut or kill myself he says to me “go grab a paint brush and paint, don’t grab any type of scissors or anything else sharp. I couldn’t imagine a world without you.” My boyfriend will be graduating in May and I wanted to give him some of these with his gift. I think it is a very beautiful thing you’re doing here and I thank you for that. IF you actually see this and read this (if you can) could you write me back? I love getting letters in the mail. They give me something to read when I’m down and I can’t talk to my boyfriend. But thanks a million for what you’re doing. “
This message, like so many others, was sent to us through a promise card request. Brooklin wrote this message a long time ago and received her cards. She’s not with that boyfriend anymore, but she told us this week, “Although I suffered for a while I’m doing much much better now. My depression isn’t a pressing matter any longer and my life is becoming much better and it feels a whole lot easier to breathe.”
For our supporters fighting through suicidal thoughts, we hope that a promise to seek help and love can support you on a journey to better times. For supportive resources, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255 or visit their website at http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
“It’s something I’ve wanted to do for the last 12 years. I stopped the excuses, wrote it down and committed b ecause I said I would. I managed to raise $2,010 for childhood cancer research. Thank you for helping to inspire me to be better. “
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