National Alliance on Mental Illness - Washington Coast Affiliate supports those working
towards mental wellness, their families and friends, advocates for mental health at local,
state, and national levels, and hosts community mental health education programs.
Grays Harbor Crisis Center
615 8th Street, Hoquiam, WA 98550
Cast from shackles which bound
them, this bell shall ring out hope
for the mentally ill and victory
-Inscription on Mental Health Bell
Mental Illness Touches Everyone
So Dark & Deep: A Story of Mental Illness
It hits you all of a sudden. It’s the middle of the day, you’re surrounded by friends and
the sun is out. But something isn’t right. There is this feeling, a very uncomfortable
feeling in your mind, in the pit of your stomach. You want to leave and go somewhere
that is quiet and dark. You are being consumed. Consumed by your own thoughts. So
dark and so horrid, you are afraid. It’s wrecking you from the inside out.
But what can you do? Suffer? That’s what many of us do and did. But sometimes the
suffering gets too much. You can’t handle the darkness that’s pulling you into an
eternal abyss and you decide that only way to stop the darkness is to join it. You take
your own life. Suicide. Simple as that.
The rest of the story:
NAMI Washington Coast
PO Box 153
Aberdeen, W 98520