It’s time to bravely move BEYOND what we see….

We collectively gasp at yet another news blast of what we thought was a success story ending in tragic pain.

And…. where one well-known story ends, thousands more slip quietly into the dark night of despair.

All the while…. we smile for another selfie while masking our own pain.

As one who has literally been talked off the ledge of life more than once, I now stand on that same ledge and shout, “This has to end now!”

I’m not talking about ending in yet another tragedy. Rather, let’s write a different story by shining the light of transparency and authenticity on our pain so true healing has a fighting chance.

Let’s say “goodbye” to building a life of lies through social media fronts or pious religious displays of fake faith and strength.

Let’s be real even if it means letting others know we’re really hurting. And let’s be present for each other beyond a few “likes” on social media.

Let’s stop play-acting and heal together.

SuicidePreventionLifeline.org

CelebrateRecovery.com

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