Sunday, April 10, 2011

Her final goodbye???

Does anyone out there know Jessica from {mis}adventures of an army wife?

Her blog indicates that she committed suicide a couple days ago.

I don't know her in real life, but am so distraught over this.

I'm praying, as many other people are, that she scheduled that blog post and then didn't get a chance to take it down, but is still alive.

If anyone knows what's going on, please comment here or email me directly.

You can read her sad post HERE.
And, if you are reading this and it resonates with you because you have been contemplating suicide, PLEASE don't do it! You are never truly alone, even if the only 'friend' you can turn to is a virtual friend, here in blogland. Heck, if nothing else, email ME and we can talk.

And Jessica, if you are reading this and are still alive, please know that you ARE worth it....you do have a future, a life, friends, all of it. Just maybe not in the ways you thought you had before.

5 comments:

Gaile said...

Update.....moments after posting this, I got a tweet saying that an anonymous commenter claims Jessica has been found and is alive and physically unharmed. I pray this is true! If it is, I hope she is well enough to continue blogging as she embarks on a HEALING journey.....I do know that there is healing, even from the level of emotional/psychological wounds she has been suffering with.

Jenn said...

I can't truly imagine what she is going through. Don't get me wrong I have been in my share of absolutely shitty situations that I felt like I lost all control. I just can't imagine feeling so out of control and so lost that I could not do it anymore. My heart breaks for her. I can't say what I would have done in her shoes but I do pray that she gets the help she needs and that she knows how much support is coming her way from the blogging community.

Basinah said...

Hellcat Betty is also reporting that she has been found alive and is being helped; that is a reliable source.

Prayers for all that are hurting today.

Gaile said...

UPDATE: Last night Jessica's parents, Tom & Sue commented on the blog confirming what the anonymous MP had said. She is in the hospital receiving care. They promised to print out all of the comments to take to Jessica, so at least she will know she has support here in blogland.

As of today, the blog is somehow temporarily disabled (photobucket logo blocking content with the 'under construction' notice).

I hope Jessica returns to blogland soon, and even more than that, I hope she has the courage to blog about her recovery - sharing her story could save other lives!

Gaile said...

**UPDATE**
NYT article today highlighted Jessica's story, and how her 'final goodbye' post has gotten the whole milfam community talking about mental health, suicide prevention, etc.
http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/war-wives-and-a-near-suicide/

Jessica's mom delivered the basket of all the cards & letters we've sent her, please keep the support flowing! Not just to Jessica, but to anyone else who may be hurting right now...reach out!

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