Today would have been my friend Krissy’s birthday, but I can’t celebrate it with her. She took her own life just after Christmas in 2012, no longer able to fight her demons. I lost other friends to suicide before and after her, but she was the first friend I lost to mental illness when I was also suffering with something similar. I’ve blogged about Krissy before – see here – when I marked the anniversary of her death last year. For all I understand exactly why she did it – I’ve been there – I still miss her, and alternate between understanding and anger when I think about her. I said in my original post that there is a way back from suicidal thoughts, but there is no way back for Krissy. Please, reach out and get help.