A Text Message Prevented Me From Dying By Suicide

And a perfect example of breaking the law to save a life.

Josué Sánchez
Backyard Church
Published in
4 min readMay 31, 2022

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(Trigger warning: suicidal ideation)

A person puts their hand on their friend’s shoulder.
Art by Josue Sanchez

Seventh-day Adventists believe the fourth commandment, the one about the Sabbath, still applies nowadays universally, not just to Jews. Nine years ago, a friend broke the law to save my life. Let me tell you the story.

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Josué Sánchez
Backyard Church

I rather be excluded for who I include, than included for who I exclude // co-founder of empathy.cafe