I’m sorry we couldn’t be there for you

Dear Friend,

I’m sorry you’re gone. I miss you. I don’t even know who you are but I miss you. I really do.

It hurts my heart that you made that final, hard decision to end your life. I’m not judging you. I hope you are resting in peace. …

It’s a lot like Bill Murray’s Lost in Translation except without a Scarlett Johansson and I wasn’t a celebrity

Back in 2015, I visited my homeland of the Philippines for the first time in almost a decade since moving to America. During the month I was there, I had the opportunity to go visit Tokyo, Japan. It was a cheap trip from Manila to Tokyo and my mom thought…

NOTE NOTE NOTE I am not a mental health expert but just a dumb dumb that suffers from Bipolar II disorder that has actively thought of suicide for years but if you are in a crisis please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1–800–273–8255) or the Crisis Text Line (text…

Hi, hello, fellow Medium writers! It is, I, the one and only Ram Reyes, back at you again with some incoherent writing.

I’ve told myself that I need to cut the negative self-talk but I can’t help but be a little bit because I am still very unsure about my…

If you are having suicidal thoughts, please reach out to someone or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1–800–273–8255. This is based on Roland Topor’s “100 Good Reasons to Kill Myself Right Now”

  1. I’d be contributing less to climate change.
  2. Less Kanye West quotes.
  3. I’d finally find out if…

I’m commemorating this day, July 3, 2018. This isn’t really a celebration of Independence Day’s Eve — although that should be a thing. I’m celebrating today because I felt… okay!

As someone who is suffering from depression and anxiety, it might as well be a national holiday for me.

I…

A young immigrant’s return to his home country dealing with the guilt and shame of leaving.

Exhausted. I felt very exhausted after the grueling 24+ hour trip from Los Angeles to Manila, Philippines. My mom and I actually had to stop in Taiwan for about nine hours for a connecting flight. …

And you will hurt me, but that’s okay. Here’s why.

To Whom It May Concern (everyone):

Hi.

You may or may not know me. You may be in frequent contact with me. You may have just stumbled upon this post. You may have known about or of me. You may have just met me or I might not have even…

I hate the summer

My worst time is the summer. That’s usually not something people say but I hate it. I often say my seasonal depression always comes during the summer. …

The answer is hard work. Every day.

I really did not want to write this. I did not want to write this because it seemed very opportunistic after two celebrity suicides, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.

But if I didn’t talk, I would still continue the stigma of mental illness. I would be part of the problem.

Ram Reyes

Hello! Usually write about whatever I feel like. I don’t know really. Photographer/Journalist/Writer/Chaotic Neutral/Gemini. Constantly wrong and learning

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