This may sound a little fragmented, so forgive me . . .
To anyone who feels so down that they would take their own life, remember you have hundreds of friends at least here! Please if you ever feel down in the dumps, at least reach out somehow here!
I remember Melissa so fondly and the photos I have taken with her. I had many conversations with her and she did seem a little troubled. I did not think about it at the time, because I figured it just could not be. But looking back 20/20 you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.
I have been in her situation so many times. Always thought that to just end it all would be the best. However, I did reach out here and so many, many, many people did help me. When I was destitute and had no money, people from here even paypaled money to me so that I could buy pet food for my animals so they would not starve! I had ways of getting food for myself and agencies that could pay my rent and utilities, until I got back on my feet, thank god! In fact, as I type this, my beloved siamese “Shim” is sitting here with me (irritating me of course, and I am thankful for that)!
So, I guess what I am trying to say is that if you feel you are at the end of your rope, there is no shame in reaching out here and saying “HELP” if you need it.
May God bless and may Melissa finally rest in peace!!!