Project Reasons was created in an effort to REMIND suicidal people of the things, and people that are worth staying for.
The act is simple. Print out the paper, (at the bottom of this page) and in each blank spot write the name of a person, or thing, that you love. Then take the paper to each person on your list. Have the person write what they love about you next to their name. It can be anything, an inside joke, words of validation, a drawing, a selfie, anything that will REMIND you of that person. If your reasons are things rather than people, write what you love and what you would miss about those things.
GOAL: Try to have at least THREE trustworthy adults on your list.
When you finish filling out your paper, KEEP IT. Put it where you will see it in a potentially dangerous situation. (For example, I put mine around my blades.) Read your reasons aloud to yourself and BELIEVE them.
People have asked, "Won't a Reasons sheet just point out the fact that I'm suicidal?"
1) Remember that being suicidal should NOT be a secret from those who love you and you love, in the first place.
2) If you don't want it to be a "big deal", suggest you, and a group of friends, do it along with the "pledge" with one another. This way, you may save some of your friends AND yourself. After all, they may be just as suicidal as you.
If you agree to this pledge, click YES I pledge. contact me with Your name and address and You will receive a hard copy of the pledge and a bracelet to serve as a reminder
I believe that MY life and the lives of OTHERS are intrinsically valuable, and that there is ALWAYS REASON ENOUGH to STAY. I,_________, pledge to engage in Project Reasons. If ever I feel like suicide, or harming myself is my only option, I pledge to read my Reasons aloud and call each one in turn, instead of harming myself in any way. If I am unable to connect with my Reason, I pledge to call the National Suicide Hotline. (1-800-273-8255). I pledge to pass this project along to my family, friends, and loved ones so they too will always know their Reasons to stay.
Witness:____________ Date: _________