And that means that it is suicide prevention awareness month. This is an important part of the year for people, colleges, mental health facilities, you name it.
I want you to all be aware of this, and remind you to encourage your friends with mental health issues to reach out, and begin their healing journey. If you ever needed a reason to talk to a friend about their mental health, here it is.
I know, I know. Starting a conversation about mental health can be awkward. It can be hard. You feel like you are prodding into someone else’s private life. Because you are. But you should do it anyway, because it could literally save a life.
If you have mental health issues yourself, take this month as an opportunity to talk to your friends about it, especially if you have had suicidal ideations ever. Save your own life. Free yourself from the burden of doing it all by yourself. Your friends care. I care. And if you don’t feel like you can talk to anyone else, please talk to me. Email me, @ TerminallyRory@gmail.com. I am not a professional, but I do care. If you feel suicidal now, please call the suicide prevention hotline. The number is below.
You have friends. We all do. Some of us just never have met our friends in person. You are not alone, and you don’t have to do it all by yourself. The world wants to take care of you, because you are precious. To the Universe, to your friends, and to me. I value you all so, so much.
Listed below are some other resources you can use:
http://www.afsp.org/ is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline|