I was moved by this song by Rascal Flatts. Some call it “The Suicide Song.” Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people aged 10-24. Why? Please, help me to understand. How did your life get so messed up that you decided to end it? “You must have been in a place so dark you couldn’t feel the light. Why, that’s what I keep asking. Was there anything I could have said or done?” (Rascal Flatts, “Why?”)

Please, share your story. Help me understand. Teen suicide is a troubling part of my latest novel-in-progress and I need your help. I want to do more than write about statistics and talk about past tragedies. I want to save lives. Can you help me? There are so many hurting souls out there, desperate to hear that life is still worth the fight.

If you are willing to be part of a team of young people called Abaddon’s Angels—teens and young adults who have either contemplated or attempted suicide, please answer these two simple questions: 1) What troubled you so much that you were willing to take your own life? and 2) What stopped you? Was it something somebody said or did? What helped you believe that life was still worth living?

If you are comfortable with leaving comments here, great. If not, contact me privately at susan.nadathur@gmail.com

You can be an angel of light to someone still living in the dark.



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