Joan Rivers on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1967 (x)
I LOVE THIS WOMAN. STILL HAVE GOOSEBUMPS FROM LAST NIGHT!
You never realize how real suicide is until you experience it first hand. There have been two suicides at my school in the past week and though I didn’t know either of the boys personally, I did see them. I always saw them either smiling or laughing. They always seemed fine. I would have never guessed that either one of them would have taken their own life.
No one in this world should ever feel like they need to put a smile on their face everyday and pretend everything is okay. It’s okay not to be okay because when you finally come out of whatever you’re in, you’ll be stronger and you’ll be able to look back and say, “That didn’t stop me. Nothing will.” If you feel worthless please talk to someone. Please. There’s going to be days where it is just complete shit and you wish things were different. I know, I’ve definately had those days. You have to believe in you and trust your heart that you can make it. I know you can.
When you feel like it is the end for you, please know that it’s not. There are so many people that love you and want you here. People who don’t even know you would love to see you happy. Trust me. There’s people I see all the time who just smile and it makes me smile. I see people hurt and it hurts me. You can make it through anything as long as you’ve got people around you who love you. If you feel like there aren’t, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU AND BELIEVE IN YOU AND WANT YOU HERE.
I wish I could have been there for them. I wish I could tell them everything I’m saying now. My heart hurts to think of how much pain they went through. Everyone deserves a happy life and they definately did. People who knew them had nothing but great things to say about them.
People will always be here for you. I’m here for you. Please talk to me.
Suicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, suicide ends the chances of things getting better AND THEY WILL GET BETTER.
Suicide hotline: 800-784-8433
I believe in you. :)