The next time you’re about to take up that blade, you’ll have to make a conscious decision to tell yourself, I know God loves me. As corny as that is, even if you don’t feel it, even if you don’t want to believe it’s true, even if every ounce of you is pushing it away, please see yourself as God sees you. Just a glimpse, You are loved, God wants for you, you are His child … you are better than all this, you are made for more, and you can set that thing down and walk away.
— J.S. from What the Church Won’t Talk About