Column – “Why I Don’t Kill Myself”

We read a powerful column in the New York Times we wanted to share. It’s written by an author named Kim Addonizio who struggles with depression and addiction, and it provides very good insight into what so many people face every day. Here’s an excerpt:

I have a close friend who for many years seriously wanted, and sometimes still wants, to kill herself. She calls me when she feels this way, and I try to talk her down, to tell her the simple truth that things will change; she won’t always want to look for a gun or hoard pills, desperate for a way out. Another friend and I commiserate about when we’re in what we call “the bad place,” each of us reminding the other that a brighter world will again be available to us.

You can read the whole column on The New York Times website.