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Blog award for people who choose to live and combat suicidal urges

Posted Jun 04 2010 12:00am

I have created a blog award to give to bloggers who have lived through, or continue to live through, periods of suicidal urges, due to any mental illness, addiction, eating disorder, or other problem. This award is meant to send a message to all of the readers of blogs who post it, to say that a person can actively choose to participate in her own recovery and make the choice to fight for her/his life. When suicide might seem like the easiest choice, or the necessary choice, it takes work to stay alive and battle mental illness. It takes work to live with suicidal urges and to live with mental disorders. And, recovery does happen for many of us; things do get better. Maybe we still live with the illness, maybe we will live with it all of our lives, but we can learn to cope with it, rather than succumb to suicidal thoughts and self-destructive behaviors.

Hopefully, seeing this award will offer a ray of hope and sunshine to those who feel hopeless and lost, just as we have ourselves. To have hope is to have everything.

If you write a blog, and would like to recommend yourself for this award, all you need to do is shoot me an email and your blog address, and I will be glad to give it to you, and to list your blog on the award page, which you can see above this post at the top of the page. The same goes for blogs you read; if you would like to recommend someone else's blog for this award, just email me the address to the blog, at . I hope that this statement, "I choose to live", can become, not only a little blog award, but a common, proactive, important statement, that we have hope, and that others can hold on because death is final, and we all deserve a chance to live.
Congratulations to Kate Kiernan , the first award recipient!
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