Dear friend who wants to die

15 messages to read before you decide…

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Dear friend who wants to die,

I see you.

Drawing of “The Agony of Shame and the Hope of Ending it”, by author — David Jurasek

You wish you were somewhere else, in a different skin…

Your worst judge and executioner is sitting on a throne inside your head…

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You feel like a fraud, because in some ways you have been…

Drawing titled “The Boy in Man’s Clothing” by David Jurasek

I’ve faced the same abyss…

These painful thoughts and emotions are neither your fault, nor your creation…

You try to push the pain away… But it’s not working any more!

There is a Dragon you must slay within you that is eating your soul…

You have deep regrets which actually makes sense…

You are paralyzed to act because you’ve set yourself up to fail…

“Inaction will cause a man to sink into the slough of despond and vanish without a trace.”

~ Farley Mowat

It does seem easier to end it, right?

For each death by suicide, between 7 and 10 survivors are profoundly affected. Today in Canada, suicide will leave up to 100 people in state of bereavement.

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”

— Winston Churchill

You are only half way through your story…

Screw hope. There is a path. Millions of men and women have taken it.

There are many things you can do right now to start your long climb out of hell…

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.”

~ Anne Frank

I love you. I respect your free will. And if you choose it, I will do my best to help you to create a life worth living.

Drawing of “The Man who was broken putting the pieces together anew amidst community” — by David Jurasek



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David Jurasek

Imperfect man wrestling with the paradox of being powerful and loving. Find me and our dojo at: