You Don’t Need to Die Today

Hello Authenticitee Speaks Family!

Many of you know I am a Volunteer Suicide Crisis Counselor and posts like the one below always speak to my heart! It is from the blog called: Church and Mental Illness – had to share!

Remember my blog is not a crisis blog that is monitored 24/7. If in crisis, please use the resources mentioned in the article.

Be well,


The Church and Mental Illness

I don’t know who you are. Today you’ve been reading posts I wrote about friends who died by suicide and ways to stay alive when you want to die by suicide and the few, very inadequate church ministries that exist to help people with mental health issues.

Whoever you are, whatever is driving you, you don’t need to die today.

You can call one of the hotlines that I keep programmed into my phone just in case — the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects with a network of trained volunteers all over the country. Call 1-800-273-8255. f you don’t want to use your voice, you can text someone at

If you don’t want to use your voice, you can text someone at crisistextline — Text 741741 to chat with someone who really understands.

Do whatever it takes. Because sometime in the next weeks or months, someone will be relieved that…

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