It seems my writing is further and further spaced out. I suppose that is because we are all innodated with information. And quite honestly there is little in this world that seems to excite me anymore. Until this. I don’t mean to say I’m excited by the topic but I’m prayerful that this book will save a life. It started several months back when I kept seeing suicide after suicide in my social media feed. Some as young as 7 years old. That was horrifying. I felt a tug in my spirit and I knew that I had to do something. For me, this gentle tug is usually the Holy Spirit at work in me. I felt that I was compelled to write a note to a person who was fighting these depressing nagging thoughts. A note that tells them they can make it.
It took a while for me to say yes but when I did I began to think about the title. It was slow and it was challenging. I suppose because as a writer you always wonder, “Will they read it? Will it help them?”
Soon after I started my manuscript I felt the same gentle tug regarding my title so it was changed from what I had in mind to: 13 Reasons Why Not To Kill Yourself An Anti-Suicide Note For Suicide Prevention
It took months to write and when I launched it I wasn’t sure how we would do. So I checked my book on Kindle and discovered that within hours we hit NUMBER ONE!! To say I was shocked is an understatement and then we hit top 5 in several other categories too. This changes of course day to day.
So I’m going to ask you for a favor. Can you download this book it’s free. Can you send it to someone that you may know who is dealing with mental health or thoughts of suicide? I believe it will really help them. Can you Tweet it can you share it on Facebook? Basically I’m asking you to help me reach a hurting person.
Download it here 13 Reasons Why Not To Kill Yourself
Here is a small excerpt from the book – Pray with me that this book will save lives. And thank you.
Why am I writing this book? This past year I’ve seen over and over many people take their own lives. After they are gone I see their loved ones weeping that they are gone. There are many books written to others on what signs to look for and how they can stop you from doing this awful thing etc; But there are very FEW books written DIRECTLY TO YOU. This book is that. This is a direct note to YOU.
I was the daughter of an abusive drunk who told me my whole life that “I’m nobody” “I’d never do anything” “I’d go nowhere in life”, “I was stupid” and he cussed at me, he mentally abused me, he poured beer over my head when I was barely 5 years old and more. He cussed me out one night as a teenage girl saying, “She’s not my daughter! get this $#%# out of my house!” That was the day that I thought to myself, “Cool I found out I have a real dad.” Wait, not cool because my read dad, well I later discovered through a phone call that he wanted nothing to do with me although he has daughters of his own.
Now maybe you are thinking, “WHY are you telling me this?” I’m telling you this because I know what it feels like to feel hopeless, to feel broken, to feel abused. I’ve been through it. That is how I KNOW there is hope for you. If I made it so can you. Maybe you are going through more than I did but I promise you that there is hope. Please take a minute and read this note. I call It an anti-suicide note.
I’m not sharing tips or strategies. Please think of this book as your Anti-Suicide note. A note from me to you. Please, I plead with you to read this. I care about your life very much. Things will get better. I want you to know that I am not a medical doctor. I am not a psychiatrist. This book in no way is intended to give medical advice. I am a wife, a mom, a minister who loves people and I love YOU. I believe that God wanted me to write this book for you. To show you that you have a purpose. He has a plan for you. Even if you don’t know HIM. Right now even if you don’t have a religious bone in your body it’s OK. All that I am asking for is just a few minutes maybe an hour or so (not sure how long the after you read this I’m asking you to make a choice. A choice to LIVE.
There are many books for other people. This book is for YOU. May your heart be open, your mind be healed, your life be long and may you write me after you read it and tell me: I choose LIFE. #IchooseLife