Will you come to my funeral?
Will you take your time to come and see if I have passed on for sure?
Will you shake your head and wipe a tear as they lower my corpse 6ft under?
Will you wonder when exactly I reached my breaking point?
Will you talk about how I’m going to hell because I’ve taken my life?
Will you share stories about the times we were together?
Will you write posts about mental illness?
Will you talk about how important it is that people check on those around them?
Will you mention that you noticed the scars on my arms but you thought it was nothing?
Will you wonder if you could have done better while I was still alive?
Will you think about the times I reached out and you could have helped but you didn’t?
Will you talk about how I wasn’t alone and I should have known?
Will you call me weak?
Will you call me selfish?
Will you call me ungrateful?
Will I finally have peace?
Will I escape the voices that hound me daily?
Will I be freed from the shackles that have me bound to the walls?
Will I face judgement for my actions?
Will we find out?
On this world mental health day, it’s important that we make ourselves aware of the challenges being faced by the people around us and we position ourselves as best as we can to assist them.