From K:

I suffer from depression, I can’t tell my mom because I’m to scared to find out what will happen. I’ve often thought about suicide being an option but never actually gotten the pills out of the closet. I just wanted to say thanks, I’ve been doing better but I still have those thoughts sometimes. What do I do now? Thanks

Sarah’s thoughts:

Dear K:

I am so glad to hear that the Beka books have helped you. Truly. And I totally understand about being scared to share about your depression – but depression is not something to mess around with. It messes up your thinking to the point that you aren’t thinking clearly anymore. And the fact that you’ve considered suicide (SO glad to hear you didn’t get those pills out!) means that it is more than you can handle alone. You need someone you can trust to talk to about how you’re feeling. It’s also possible that you need some medication to help balance things out inside of you. That means a visit to the doctor. Don’t let the enemy convince you that you are alone in this and that it would be too scary to share. Be strong and brave – tell someone what you are struggling with. Get some help. There’s no shame in that at all. You need to do this K – and it won’t be as bad as you think. Write me back and let me know what happens – and in the meantime, I’m praying for you…

If any of you are thinking about suicide you can call 1-800-SUICIDE at any time for help – someone will be there to talk to you.

Suicide is never the solution. But you’ll need help to find the right solution.

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