I’m writing to whoever reads my blog to let you know about this story I came across today. This mother wrote a plea on Facebook asking for people to write letters to her 12-year-old son, Noah, who’s going through a hard time right now. I think a lot of folks can relate to his experience, I know I can. His mom is asking for people to write a letter of support and let him know that even though life is tough sometimes but life gets better.
Here’s the website: http://www.lettersfornoah.com
And here’s the post:
My son Noah is 12 years old. On February 8 he will be 13. A teenager at last. This past weekend he posted on his Instagram account that he was planning to commit suicide on his birthday. He also posted images of his arm where he has been cutting himself for the past two months.
Noah has been dealing with bullying for the past year. He has been feeling alone and left out, ostracized from old friends and a misfit among new kids. Things begin to get better, and then another setback. He was once the life of the party among his friends; big man on campus at his first elementary school. Now his self esteem has disappeared.
Noah has been in therapy. I have been doing my very best. But he is in pain. I can’t do this alone.
Noah is getting treatment in a hospital now. But it is still not enough. He needs people to rally. Which is why I’ve created this page, Letters for Noah. I thought of it last night in the ER when I couldn’t sleep. Noah needs to know that He Matters and that It Does Get Better. So many people have been asking me how they can help. Well, this is how:
Today I opened a P.O. Box. I am asking you and your kids to send Noah letters with a message of hope, telling him not to give up. Help him see that He Matters and that It Does Get Better. Please send your letters to:
Letters for Noah
P.O. Box 444
Simpsonville, Maryland 21150
***I would like to get as many letters as possible to him by his 13th birthday on 2.8.2013.***
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Thank you all so much for your love and support.