loss is a loss of words

you realize the full depth of how many words you have
when you can’t say them to someone⁣⁣⁣⁣
because a loss

is a loss of words
a loss of experience ⁣⁣

but not a loss of love

⁣⁣⁣⁣today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay ⁣⁣⁣⁣
and I’ve lost much more than words

⁣⁣⁣⁣while prevention is incredibly important,
my passion is hell-bent on loving people who are here, hurting
⁣⁣⁣⁣I’m writing letters and postcards
to anyone who needs a little sunshine
(or “a heartbroken smile” as a friend pointed out)⁣⁣⁣⁣

send me your address and I’ll 
mail you a written hug ⁣⁣⁣⁣
heck, send me someone else’s address
and I’ll snail one their way, too ⁣⁣⁣⁣

the biggest thing is that
none of us are alone in this crazy space-rock ride

If you’re looking for some next steps for grief, mental health, or addiction, here are a couple places to start:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Helpline ⁣⁣
text: 855-308-6330

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline⁣⁣
Free and confidential support for people in distress 24/7. ⁣⁣

Look up a Gilda’s Club in your area for free group counseling. ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣

If you want a great grief card, check out @emilymcdowell_

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣You’re so loved⁣⁣⁣⁣.

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