My article, “Your Story will Not Bury You” was featured on the front page of Elephant Journal yesterday for National Suicide Prevention Week. Thank you for the support and encouragement- especially for something so close to my heart.Michelle Gbur
Here’s a snippet:
I see you when you don’t see a way out for yourself.
I see you when your voice shakes and you try to get out the words, but you just can’t seem to speak them into the universe.
Everything seems so big, and you feel so small.
You’re afraid if someone knew what was going on inside your head, you might be called crazy and “they” might lock you up if you spoke of your struggles.
The thoughts. The pain. The incessant voice in your head telling you lies.
If you were honest, your friends might run away screaming of your darkness.
Fear grabs a hold of you and doesn’t let go. It plunges you into the depths of your mind even further.
But I’m still here.
I won’t leave. I won’t give up.
I am calling your name, and I’m here to gently remind you:
There is no shame in your story.
There is no trauma too insurmountable. There is nowhere you can be in your mind that is too far away. There is nowhere on this planet or in the bottom of the cold, dark well in your deepest, darkest fears where you can’t come to me.