Recently I received a email from a person who has been following my blog. Maybe even from the beginning. She had a lot of questions about transitioning from Male to female.
Now before I continue I want to be clear that I am not a doctor of any kind and the things I may say are only my opinion.
With that being said, this specific person was considering suicide as a means to a way out. And unfortunately, the suicide rate for transgender's is a huge problem. Life is already tough and when you add in being trans, it only makes it harder.
Why did this person confide in me I don't know. But we have been talking for a few days now and I think they finally see a little light.
Sometimes a big weight removed is just telling someone how you feel. And in this case that someone happened to be me.
I know because before I found this community, I felt all bottled up and had no way to discuss my passions or secrets. I hid them all from everyone in dark places. And before I got sick, I was really thinking that transitioning was a path I might consider. I even talked to a doctor about it a few times and she was truly helpful. She has not yet diagnosed my condition because shortly after we started our meetings I found out I was really sick with an actual life threatening illness.
Perhaps it was the universe telling me something. But one thing I do no is I'm not suicidal.
So please, if you find yourself in dark places and it feels like there is no way out. Email someone, or go to www.Rachelshaven.com
just talk to someone, ANYONE! And remember there are places on the web where you can find help. Sites made just to help trans people. Most are created by trans people.
Seriously, just type into a search engine, "transgender help" and the list will go on and on. But keep in mind that any solution is better than suicide.
They say that being transgendered can be a lonely life. People lose friends and family. But you will always have people in this community that will be here with open arms awaiting you every step of the way.
I hope you are all healthy and happy. And if you're not, its just a call or click away.
xoxoxo Katie Mills