I woke up at 4 a.m. this morning, and it took me until 9:30 a.m. to drag myself out of bed. I’m struggling right now. And it occurs to me that I’m probably not the only one.
If you are…
-Trying to figure out how you’re going to pay bills with money you don’t have
-Rationing your meds because even if you do have insurance, you can’t afford refills
-Eating as little as possible, cause groceries are an expense you can’t really afford right now
-Feeling strangled by your debts
-Stressed out because you keep trying to do things the right way, and life just keeps knocking you down
-A payment or more behind on your mortgage and/or bills
-Terrified your utilities are going to get turned off
-Wondering how you’re going to buy diapers
-Exhausted by your school loans
-Questioning how far your car can get on less than a quarter of a tank of gas
-Going through something I haven’t listed
-Feeling overwhelmed by everything, and considering just giving up
Then, let me say, you’re not alone. I know there are a ton of people struggling right now. Please, don’t give up. Eventually, things will get better. I know that sounds like an empty platitude, but I’ve been down this road before, and I know that things will turn around.
If you’re genuinely considering ending it all, please reach out for help. Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If talking on the phone isn’t your comfort zone, text HOME to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.
And if you’re in a season of life where things are going along pretty smoothly, please be willing to be there for those around you who are having a rough time.