This is a dramatic monologue from someone who has recently lost someone very dear to him due to suicide. It is heartfelt, emotional, and sombre. The voice cracks at certain points due to the weight of the subject matter.
Young Adult (18-35)
North American (Canadian-General)
North American (General)
Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
when someone takes their life. We say it was a cry for help. Why didn't they reach out? Why didn't they tell someone? Why didn't they call? Why didn't they ask? Maybe what we don't see is, but they did. In fact, they reached out so many times that people started turning away, walking away, ignoring, disappearing. Maybe. Maybe they knew this time it would just be too hard to be rejected again. It's not that they didn't ask. It's just that they didn't have the strength this time to hear. No, no, I can't sit with you in this pain. No, it's too hard to watch. No, I'm busy. No, no, no. The phone calls get screened the poster and followed The unhealthy uncared for unwashed person goes unnoticed, not saying you didn't have valid reasons. You should have healthy boundaries. You might have a family. You might have kids. You tried. You're not responsible for their choices. Just don't tell me they should have asked because he probably did and no one was left. That's the ugly truth.
Everyman, Family Man, Father, Guy Next Door, Husband, Articulate, Authentic, Brooding, Concerned, Deadpan, Injured, Sad, Sincere, Uncomfortable, Emotional, North American (Canadian-General), North American (General)