I Chose Life

by Starseed Pictures

Trigger warning: the following review mentions suicide and depression.

 A review by Carol Hansson

A new film by Starseed Pictures was recently released, entitled ā€œI Chose Life: Stories of Suicide & Survival.ā€ (Available here: https://www.ichoselifefilm.com/)

Jared Padalecki has been very honest about his own struggle with depression and anxiety, and his comments in this documentary are no different. I highly suggest watching this for yourself ā€“ it goes into different terms, history, and how to deal with suicidal thoughts, amongst other things. I have gathered a few highlights from Jared that stuck out to me.

"These things, they seek out the strongest person they find and they try and beat them down."

"You are not alone."

"Don't let somebody else's choice affect the power you have to make your own choice."

"Iā€™m truly happier than I've ever been in my life."

"If you are alive right now, then you are winning your struggle."

"The next minute that we all experience will be the first minute of the rest of our lives. Don't focus on what happened in the rear view mirror; focus on that tomorrow is going to be the first day of the rest of my life."

 If you are able to, rent or purchase the Vimeo version of the documentary, as it includes extra footage from Jared.

 In honour of Jared and the I Chose Life documentary, I will donate $5 from each of the above bangles to TWLOHA. https://www.asyouwishcustomdesigns.com/collection/i-am-enough-large-bangle