Sulome Anderson, Mona's friend
"I put this on my wall a couple of days ago and I think I should share it here. I love you, Mona. I always will. I wish I could have been there for you when you needed me most.
My beautiful friend Mona Daniella Haddad passed away on Monday. I knew she was in pain--I just didn't know how much. I wish she had called me before taking her own life. I hope I was a good enough friend to her and that she has finally found some peace.
The world is not kind to people without the ability to temper their emotions or shield themselves from pain. I know that from experience. Mona was a very special person--funny, loyal, fiercely intelligent, maddeningly stubborn and brutally, unfailingly honest. I will miss her very much. I already do.
I wish she had come to my wedding like she was supposed to. I know she had a dress picked out. I remember seeing an empty chair with her place card in front of it and wondering where she was, but there were so many people to greet and so much to do, and I didn't follow up. She killed herself the next day.
I don't know if there's any of her left now, or if she's in a better place. I hope so. A soul like Mona's should not be extinguished. It should be kept somewhere bright, beautiful and safe, where no one can ever hurt it again.
Anyone considering suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at +1-800-273-8255. Don't give up on the world like Mona did. Find something or someone to keep you here, because those left behind will forever wonder why they couldn't make you stay, and hate themselves for it."