My name is Kelly and I am new to Sunset Media Wave! As you can tell from the title, I will be discussing suicide. Yes, suicide is a touchy subject, but that’s part of the reason why I want to write about it. It’s a hard subject for people to talk openly about and one of the reasons people don’t reach out when they feel suicidal is because they feel like it’s bad to talk about it. With my story – which is based on my own life and my struggle with depression and suicide among other things – I want to make it easier for people to talk about suicide. I don’t expect my column to be a revolutionary act that changes the world, but I’m hoping that it may give one more person the courage to get the help they need.
Through a series of stories in the form of letters/suicide notes that my character (Reagan) addresses to herself, I will take you all through my journey of life as I go through the highs and lows to find what truly makes me happy. As I said, the stories are based on my life but will be told through fictional letters; like a fictional biography of sorts. This will make it easier for me to talk about this difficult content. My characters’ name is Reagan and she lives in a place that doesn’t exist, and she represents me: Kelly who lives in Daly City.
I truly am excited to share my story with you through Reagan’s letters!