A Letter to the Depressed, The Suicidal, The Self-Harmers

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A Letter to the Depressed, The Suicidal, The Self-Harmers

Dear Beautiful, Worthy Person,

I know what you are dealing with. Better than most doctors, adults, or concerned friends who say that they know. I do. Not only do I know that you feel alone, I have felt alone too. Not only do I know that you feel numb, I have felt numb too. Not only do I know that you feel like a failure, I have felt like a failure too. Not only do I know that you feel like the expanse of dark and heavy days you see ahead of you will never end, I have felt the weight of the future as well.

I too have felt the crushing weight of the possibility of a future filled with nothing but sadness, anxiety, and impossibilities.
I have felt the overwhelming need to dispel negative emotions, the desire to cry my heart out and the inability to do so. I have felt the compulsion to bleed in the face of depression, if only to replace the tears that simply will not flow.
I know what you think.

I know that from where you stand, you see the life you've been given and you think that you are unworthy. I have also felt unworthy of this life, many times.

But I want to tell you something very important:

You are worthy. So very much.

You are important, even if you are unsure to whom or to what. There is someone, or maybe many, who have needed you, do need you, and will need you in the future.

You are capable. Within your hands and your heart you hold the power to change lives, to change moods, views, and events. Buried under an avalanche of negativity is the capability to overcome and to survive and to thrive in this world.

You are strong. Even in your weakened mental state, you posses strength that few will ever know. You've come this far, and you will persevere. You will use your strength for the good of the world. For the good of your world.

You are beautiful. You are a wealth of emotions hidden behind depressions numbing wall. You hold within you inspiration, creation, and pure beauty.

I am not telling you to stop what you are doing. Only you can make that decision.

I am however telling you that you are strong, you are beautiful, you are important, and you are loved. And with all of these positives on your side, you can overcome anything.

You are unbreakable. And one day, you will see in yourself what I see in you. You will see the strength and the beauty and the impermeability that you didn't even know was there.

I saw it in myself, and I see it in you.

I see you. I hear you. I understand you.

And I believe in you.

Don't you ever forget it.

A Girl Who Understands