From Washington, USA
“There must be some mistake
I didn’t mean to let them
Take away my soul.
Am I too old, is it too late?”
-Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”
“The Show Must Go On”
The show must always go on. And the best part of the show is what happens after
you dig in and say “I deserve life, health, and happiness. I am worth it, and I am
I volunteer at IMAlive because I now have the capacity, the need, and the desire to
create the space where people can come and feel safe to talk about their troubles. I
know from experience that just having one person be willing to hear you, well…it
can make all the difference between someone dying by suicide and remaining here
to Always Keep Fighting.
Moreover, my time here at IMAlive has given me the opportunity to meet people
like me, and now? Now, when people hear me talk, instead of running away, they
relate! This is the only thing I’ve done in my entire life which is a gift, both to the
people we serve here at IMAlive, and to ourselves.