World Suicide Prevention Day 2014

This is important.

It’s also really, really hard to write about. I feel like no words I can say will ever speak adequately into this issue, but I’m going to try. Hopefully my little piece in this puzzle will fit into the bigger picture, clicking into your heart and mind and making an impact.

You matter. You have been crafted by the universe’s King in a creative and wonderful way. You serve a purpose that is as unique as your fingerprint. You are needed on this earth, wherever you are, at whatever age, at whatever life stage. No one else has your story, your circle of influence, your quirks, your passions. No one else is you, and there’s a reason for that. No one else can play your part; there’s a reason for your crazy beautiful life.

I believed for a while that I didn’t matter, that I was not worth loving, and that I would never do anything good in the world. Those are all lies. The truth is, I have value. My story is important. My heart is worthy of love. To be human is not to be perfect or to have everything figured out. The beauty is in the growth, and so while you may feel you’re at rock bottom, that doesn’t last forever.

Life is hard, and giving up may seem like the only option or the best option. But it’s not. You are important to this planet, significant to humanity, essential to the world. You don’t have to fulfill any qualifications or follow a five-step manual for those truths to apply to you: you simply have to be a human. It’s okay to be an imperfect one, or one having a bad day, or one full of hopelessness. Whoever you are, you are worth it. You are completely, unconditionally, wildly worth it.

So don’t give up. The light is just around the corner.


  1. Check out To Write Love On Her Arms and So Worth Loving.
  2. Feel free to participate in the #NoOneElse14 and #WSPD14 hashtags.
  3. Give someone a hug.
  4. Believe in yourself, because you matter.




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