posted on postsecret this morning:

Dear Julie,

Thank you for sharing your inspiring story.

Like you, I have felt hopeless at times too. During those moments it’s important to remember that there is always someone, a family member, friend, or stranger on a phone line who cares and is willing to listen.

I find it so moving to hear from people like you who look back on the dark and painful times in their lives and are thankful that they did not kill themselves. However, in America, we do not often hear stories like yours. People rarely talk about suicide.

For every homicide committed in the US, two people kill themselves, but you will not see that truth reflected in national newspapers or on the local television news. Suicide is America’s Secret.

Julie, I am sure that your story has not just inspired me. I hope others, like you, will find the help that is waiting and share their stories too.

Be well,

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