I know, I have never posted twice in the same day, but this is really important! While my family and I were guests at the homeless shelter this past Summer, we met a gentleman we’ll call D.
While we were fortunate to find a place, D did not have the same experience. He traveled to Madison, where he has been staying at a shelter. We are still in contact, by text. Today he shared with me that he is suicidal. Apparently, he was in the psych ward and the doctors took him off all of his meds. He’s extremely depressed and suicidal now, but they expect him to wait two weeks to see his primary care doctor!
I’m so very frustrated and angry about the mental health system in the US, that I want to scream. If D takes his life, that system greatly failed. They don’t seem to care. What’s another homeless person losing his life? Well, it makes a difference to me! He’s my friend! You can’t just throw him away!
So, tonight, I am asking for your prayers. Please pray for D. He has lost all of his faith. He was crying so hard today and just can’t imagine going on. It breaks my heart to see this sensitive soul suffer so! I know God loves him and has a plan for him, if only D could see it. I think life may have knocked him down one too many times. He’s tired of getting back up, only to be knocked down again. Please pray for him! If we can storm Heaven with our prayers, it can only help.