Suicide is not painless

I am hearing overnight that we lost another trans woman to suicide. While I did not know her personally, it still stings. Hard. Being trans is not easy. Being trans and having depression is even harder. I know that one first hand.

On a more personal level I have a friend whose trans partner is at this point right now. I got updated yesterday but for privacy won’t say more. Also one of my best friends in the whole world was sitting in a hospital room this time, last year because I ordered him to go to the ER when he called me overly depressed and suicidal. If we had been in the same state, I would have dragged his butt there myself. (He is ok now mostly.)

And honestly. I’ve had thoughts that scare the shit out of me before. Thankfully, I have this dude, pictured below, and now my girlfriend, to help ground me. Plus, you know, a therapist lol.

Anyway. I’ve gotten a bit rambley. All I can say is that if you’re trans, and feel you’re at your end, please call the Trans Lifeline. Here is their info: