Photos 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 series:
“There’s an absence deep within you
In the Shadows where you’re hiding
But I can see you, I can feel you
feel you watching, feel you waiting
You set the trap up, make the hook sharp
Bait it with doubt and starve my feelings
Open your arms to embrace me
Hold me to so tight until I’m bleeding
LET ME GO
In your shadow I’m confronted
by the absence that has made you
All that is you, I dismiss you
With my strength I now replace you
Break the walls down that surround you
Let the light I own expose you
I have faced you, I control you
I embrace you, now I own you
LET ME GO”
Find more from Craig at his website
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