My name is David Williams, and this is my story

I am 55 and I struggle with Suicide

Hello, my name is David Williams and I'm from Montgomery, AL. Not sure how I became involved with Project Semicolon, but I'm glad I did. On April 13, 2012, one of my best and oldest friends committed suicide. As with everyone who's been through this it was hard to believe and was left with many questions of why. Then if that wasn't enough on Feb. 7 2015, my other best friend did the same thing. So in a span of three years I lost the only to really good friends I had. Their wives lost the loves of their life and their children lost great dads. It's been three years now but not a day goes by that I don't think of them. We had some great times growing up and I will never forget what our friendship meant to each other. As a Christmas gift this year my wife gave me my first ink in honor of them. Even when we are surrounded by darkness, there is always a way out. That's why my tat is enclosed by the black circle but the top and bottom of the semicolon is open, indicating the way out. I did this to honor your memory and so you guys will be with me always. Love you Buddy, Love you Adrian.

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  1. I am 41. Within the last 10 months my 37 year old brother ended his life. Just when I feel things are getting better and I feel like I can handle this, I take a shoot to the gut. It feels just like the morning I was at the scene of the incident.

    I found this website last night. I have read two stories and yours definitely hit home with me.

    I am stringing together more good days than bad, but when the bad ones come in they seems to withdrawl way more than the good days deposit.

    My family and I are still looking for a new normal. The wife he left behind has been so strong. My nephew will never understand what has happened and it breaks my heart.

    I am sending a lot of love your way.

    Thank you for sharing.

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