Suicide. Let’s talk about it.
Sometimes hope is the thing that convinces us with no shortage of turmoil to stay put as we wait for the tides to turn.
Hope is powerful and necessary but sometimes that’s not how the story ends. Sometimes, your sister dies and you just have to keep living without her.
If I can’t trust my brain to keep me safe, perhaps I can’t always trust it to be honest about me either. Maybe some of the things I have tortured myself with over the years aren’t true.
Suicide is seen as tragic, but it isn’t something to ridicule, belittle, or demean.
Kiwi was my escape when I was feeling suicidal and didn’t feel safe in my apartment.
Preventing suicide also means learning about and understanding what makes people consider suicide. Dr. Thomas Joiner helps us do just that.
I couldn’t name mental health. I couldn’t call my depression by its title when it came creeping up to scare me. Instead, I let it overstay its welcome.
"While I can label the thought all I want with words like negative, dark, disappointing—when I boil it down to the basics, it’s just a thought."
What would happen if instead of telling “negative” or “difficult” kids that their outcries were disruptive and made people feel uncomfortable, we told them they have a right to feel all the complicated emotions and not just the pretty ones?
To keep letting each new day greet you even when you feel like you have nothing to offer it is not insignificant.
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