The best birthday gift was given to me April of 2018. I used to have this instagram account where I would just post anything and talk to anyone. One day, which happened to be my birthday, a girl private messaged me.
She started off by wishing me a happy birthday, but as we spoke she went on about her life. I began to grow worried for her, she did not sound like she was in the right mindset. That is when it hit me, I can remember the way my heart dropped into my stomach. “I am going to kill myself today. I have a plan and everything.”
I do not know this girl, I have never spoken to her before and I could have just brushed the comment off. However, something told me to keep pushing forward. Nothing I said worked until I had one last thought, “Please. It’s my birthday. Can your present to me be you staying alive?” That seemed to have worked, because she agreed.
After messaging her the next day, I made her promise to get help. Though she was a stranger to me, I could not bear to see her go. For anyone who needs to hear this; You matter. You may not think so right now, but someone cares about you. I care about you.
on iOS and Android