“I was going to go cross country and then kill myself.” – John
John: I left my home state on Friday. I decided that I don’t think that the trouble of life is worth going through anymore.
Lauren Daigle: There’s never been a moment you were forgotten. You are not hopeless.
John: I just don’t that think it’s worth it.
Lauren Daigle: But you have been broken, your innocence stolen. I hear you whisper underneath your breath.
John: I decided I was going to go cross country and then kill myself.
Lauren Daigle: I hear your SOS.
John: I feel like this is the way it’s supposed to be.
Dawson McAllister: What is it in your life that would be so horrible that would make death more acceptable to you than life?
Lauren Daigle: I will send out an army, to find you in the middle of the darkest night, it’s true, I will rescue you.
Dawson McAllister: I know you’ve been hurt, and I know you’re depressed. But surely, you’re not so hurt and so depressed that you are going to do that to your parents. Now, you called me for a reason. You didn’t just call me to brag about the fact that you’re going to kill yourself.
Dawson McAllister: Nearly 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, which is 1 person every 40 seconds. If you are suicidal or know someone who is, contact TheHopeLine at TheHopeLine.com.
If you or a friend need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, for free confidential, 24/7 help. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world. For additional help, please visit the suicide prevention resource page.