When I started this project a year ago, I decided to share my story first. The first episode released featured myself and John Lee Dumas. John interviewed me on my suicide attempt and the suicide ideation I experienced throughout life.
I think its time for me to be brutally honest with myself and my followers.
I still contemplate suicide.
It has been several years since I stepped to the ledge. I’m confident when I say I currently do not feel the desire to kill myself. I do think about it, though.
Step 1: Tell someone
I also told my best friend. She deserved to know. She has been the cornerstone of my support system for 18 months, and she should know before anyone else.
Step 2: Take Control (the best I can)
I know I’m contemplating suicide and I fear it may be an option in the future. I’ve told someone. Now, how do I prevent my own suicide?