I am 51 and I survived Suicide
It started many years ago. I remember being depressed and having to hide it from My Parents and friends. I tried to kill myself the first time by electrocution. I stuck a screwdriver into a light socket. I got a shock and blew the house' circuit breaker. The second time,wouldn't come for many years. I was living on my own in some hotel. I bought a bottle of booze and got a prescription of sleeping pills. I started to drink and after about 30 minutes I took the pills. Remember falling asleep and I awoke the next day. But my body was completely asleep. I was only able to turn my head. I fell back asleep and woke up 4 days later. I remember thinking that if my room was hell I was in trouble. I was on vacation for two weeks.So I wasn't in jeopardy of losing my job. So I came too and could function. Went on to live my life. Years later(about 8) I tried again. I slit my wrist with a busted cd. I bled bad. The next day I was still alive. The cut was almost completely healed over too.I thought wtf ? I tried a few more times after that but survived.
I was in put into a Mental Health facility when I moved to Maine. There in Maine I got the help I needed. Today after I saw my Shrink I went and got the semi colon tattoo. As a reminder that I am a good person and I deserve to live. I will live and I will survive. I will talk to others and help remind them,that they are good and deserve to live !!
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