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Lead Me Home

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, an author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After a suicide attempt nearly ended his life at age 20, he became dedicated to understanding what led him to such a decision, and more importantly how he could gain control of himself and his life to ensure it would never happen again. He published a book in 2012 titled, This is How it Feels: a memoir of attempting suicide and finding life. He is a member of The Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention and regularly speaks everywhere from libraries to state conferences sharing his story and the steps he took to move forward.

About this photo: “Taken on the shores of Acadia National Park…

I loved the mountain for all its size
And it let me pass to the other side
I loved the sea for all its storms
And it carried me to distant shores
I loved the sun for its blistered heat
And it lit my way so I could see
I loved the road for its cobbled stones
And it straightened out to lead me home.”

Find more from Craig at his website


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4 comments on “Lead Me Home

  1. frankaz2000
    June 7, 2016

    Craig you took one of finest silhouetted night pictures i have ever seen! The stars in background are picture perfect!


  2. withdrawalfromreality
    June 7, 2016

    This is gorgeous….


  3. Thank u for posting the story with the photograph, deep emotions there felt, from knowing someone special with depression and having a suicide in the family.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. autisticaplanet
    June 8, 2016

    Majestic 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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