Suicide Isn't Just About You

I may be your mom, dad, sister, brother.
a child, nephew, niece, grandpa or grandmother,
maybe even your friend, neighbor, husband or wife,
suicide affects all of our lives.
It's an overwhelming feeling of shock and surprise.
A constant pain in our heart that aches till we cry.
It's having to call everyone to announce that you've died,
then forced to explain how, what, when, where, and why.

It shatters the hearts of the ones who loved you,
the ones who believed in you and valued your life.
You become our first thought in the morning
and our very last at night.
There's no coming back to say you're sorry.
You can't wipe the tears from our eyes.
You can't take back the pain that it causes
no matter how hard you try.

Even though you're feeling sad and depressed
and your feelings are valid and true,
please see past your pain and understand
suicide isn't just about you.

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