On October 29th, 2019, a hero was taken from this world and claimed by G-d as an angel. Having lost my father almost a year ago, I know the weight that heavy pain can leave on one’s shoulders. I know what it is like to grieve an unimaginable loss and to wish more than anything you can turn back the hands of time. I also know what it feels like to search for answers that you can never find and the disappointment that inevitably creeps up without consent. As much as I have come to understand that the world is not always in our favor, I have also come to understand that no matter how broken we feel that we are, we will not be broken forever. Even when the light is not shining so bright, we still have the power to laugh and to love and to live. This blog is meant to bring to the surface, grief, pain, how we deal with it, how we can continue on a path while also dealing with loss, how we can distract ourselves, and how we can learn to forgive the people who have wronged us. My father’s inner demons led him to take his own life, and seeing how many people were affected by his decision, I NEVER want anyone to experience the horrible reality that has now become my horrible reality. “Suicide is not the answer. It is not the only option,” my sister has said before. There are ways to get help and to anyone that is struggling deeply, let me remind you that the world is better because you are here and that you are loved by so many, including myself. I know that it can be frightening to ask for help and to let someone else take control of the reigns for once, but you deserve to be here. I hope that by sharing my story, I am saving someone’s life, as well as using my experiences to help aid other people that may be going through something very similar. I welcome you to the We Got This blog because let’s be honest, we got this.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline