Amanda started typing…
“You can wrap your children up in bubble wrap. Do your utmost to keep them safe. Give them the best opportunities. Yet, that doesn’t help when your child’s greatest enemy is themselves.”
Amanda deleted that last line and returned to the drawing board.
No! THAT girl wasn’t her daughter but a thief…an alien intruder.
Is this what they meant by “mental illness”?
But, if it wasn’t her, why wasn’t it gone? And whatever happened to victory?
Amanda slammed her laptop shut.
How could she give anyone else the answers, when she only had questions?
This is a serious subject brought on by this week’s photo prompt. Most of us know and love people affect by the black dog or whatever you care to call it and know the difficulties and near despair trying to be there and keep loving no matter what. My heart goes out to you. Let’s hope love will ultimately triumph.
After reading a few of the comments, I was reminded of a humble Sydney man who has prevented many suicides at a notorious Sydney suicide spot, The Gap. He lived across the road and simply approached people and invited them over for a cup of tea. Here’s his story: The Angel of The Gap
Good to finish this very hard-hitting story off with a bit of hope and empowerment. We can make a difference!