Grief is a feeling, it’s a state, but it’s not supposed to be a conversation starter.
Many people get to prepare for the deaths of their loved ones. Suicide doesn’t give you that option.
Being an advocate isn’t about starting rallies and fighting battles. It’s about using your voice to let your thoughts and feelings be known. It’s offering a hand to the people who are drowning, and a voice to those who cannot find theirs.
If I had three wishes from a genie, I’d probably spend one of those wishes on a good nights sleep.
MHFA is timeless, it will be valid for the rest of your life. It helps you grow as a person but you will also learn to be more empathic to your friends and family, and even yourself.
Anxiety is a powerful thing. I know what’s realistic, I know what’s irrational and I know these are just thoughts; but anxiety doesn’t care about facts and ultimately, he’s got more power over me than cold hard facts.
When you grow up depressed and anxious your whole life, you don’t expect to make it this far. I never expected to become an adult. A birthday can become a chore when it’s just a reminder that you have existed for another year, when you really, really, don’t want too.
What people are saying when a person “commits” suicide, is reinforcing that they are criminals or perhaps something else judgemental.
But there is no crime in suicide and the only judgment should be as to why the person was left to feel that their life needed to end.
Why is the crime caused by the victim and not the events that led to their demise? Is this another way for society to victim blame?