In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, I share this from the heart, something I wrote in 2015 out of love for an old friend…
A Personal History by Junot Díaz: I never got any help, any kind of therapy. I never told anyone.
— Read on www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/16/the-silence-the-legacy-of-childhood-trauma
This path of TRUTH has held many surprises and lessons. One is that not everyone is going to like your TRUTH. In fact, your TRUTH may seem wildly unseemly, distasteful, and farfetched to those who believed they knew you…but in fact knew only who they wanted to know, who they were allowed to know, who I was supposed to be…which was most palatable by design. But once the real you shows up, she arrives pre-loaded with zero fucks to give. There is no going back. And for that, I am thankful. Because TRUTH is the wake up to living this life in full. I’m not the first one to discover that. And I hope for everyone else, I won’t be the last.
The TRUTH Key Project
…a movement to support suicide prevention
for young women and girls.