“Sometimes I wish I could be an island. I don’t want to be dependent on anyone or anything. I feel incredible loneliness and feel like I can’t tell anyone how suicidal I’m feeling, because I don’t want to share the negativity or seem ungrateful and selfish by having thoughts about leaving forever.
I have learned that these feelings will pass and we’re all in this together. It can still be a struggle some days, it’s a gradual process of retraining my thoughts, feelings and actions.
I find creativity and being immersed in nature can be helpful in distracting me and helping heal and recover from self-destructive patterns I started earlier in my life.”
Anonymous, Beechmont, Queensland