Eight years ago my best friend Adam committed suicide. This was the most shocking news that I’d ever heard and the deepest grief that I’ve experienced. I still miss him every day.
Adam was a beautiful, joyful being and an incredible musician full of love and light. His smile and great sense of humor is what everyone saw on the outside. However, on the inside Adam faced a darkness that he feared to share with anyone. He hid his feelings in the shadows, and while his addiction to alcohol and drugs was evident and we tried to help him, the deeper demons that made him choose to take his own life suddenly revealed themselves. Unfortunately at that point there was nothing we could do. Adam can never be replaced.
For anyone who has lost someone to suicide, and to those who are currently suffering with deep depression, I hope this song can make a difference.
If you are on the edge of running from life — take a breath, reach out for help now, and know that you have a chance to overcome your situation. You are special, you are loved, and whatever it is you’re going through, you WILL get through it. “You’re the only one who can be you.”
~ Christie Lenée