Dear friends and readers,
Today at choir, one of our youth advocates talked about what happened today regarding Sol Paes. She was an eighteen-year-old who was apparently obsessed with the Columbine High massacre. She bought a gun legally, but because she left a rail of social media stuff and diaries and such, there was reason for her to be a credible threat. She could have killed hundreds if not millions had it not been for the police closing schools for today. Because of her, my PCP could not come do her job. Because of her, well, she’s dead.
If anyone I know needs help and thinks they’re gonna hurt themselves for some reason or anyone else, take down this information:
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Or text 741-741 if in U.S. or Canada.
Also, check out the Not Okay app, available in the google play and apple app stores. It connects you to a crisis line if you need it plus five contacts in your address book.
Please, I beg of you all, before you buy that gun, before you undo your life and jump that cliff, before you take a razor to your wrists, call the number or text the number here in this blog entry. You could save not only your own life, but others with this information. Veterans, I understand you guys have struggled after serving this country. Please take advantage of these resources, here in this blog, and in this entry particularly so you don’t do anything deadly.
Thank you all for being so supportive of me, if you read this at all.