Attention Baseball fans: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the University of Utah are hosting a special night at the Bee's game on August 3, 2013. Join me in bringing awareness to our community. Tickets are on sale for $15 & $10 of that goes to support the AFSP's efforts. The tickets are redeemable at the box office for any game this year for best available seats, but I invite you to come to this special event with me!
There will also be a silent auction for signed memorabilia from Angels and Bees players.
Join us August 3rd and let's continue to make our voices heard and bring suicide Out of the Darkness!
EVENT: Out of Darkness Night with the Salt Lake City Bees
WHEN: August 3, 2013 from 7-10pm
WHERE: Spring Mobile Ballpark - 77 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
"How can we help you today, sir?"
"I don't know....I'm just not sure I want to live anymore."
When the ER nurse asked what I was there for that day in my past, I hardly knew what to say. I didn't want to die; I just didn't want to live. This life can be fleeting and with our technology-focused modern society, every day seems to fly by even faster. But when you are contemplating ending your life, well...time enters weird flux of state.
It's a place in life that many understand through experience and others try to tearfully understand when their loved ones take their lives. I can't describe it; those who have been that low before will nod when they read this because they know exactly what I mean. It is an extremely dark, lonely, and painful place to be. What people don't understand is that the thought of dying is no longer scary at that point: you look forward to because it means an end to the suffering.
I've had a lot of time to think about that period of my life. As you can imagine, it sticks with you. Everyday you wake up is a day you almost didn't have, whether that day be good or bad. There are those who see me as broken, flawed or weak because of my struggles. In my attempt to embrace a second chance at life, they see fit to prove this precious time I almost didn't have is a waste.