Today is #worldsuicidepreventionday . i took this photo 3 years ago when i was first diagnosed with crohn’s disease. i tried to k**l myself one week later and was put on a 72 hour psychiatric hold. i am probably going to have a f****d up left arm forever and i’d like to say that i’m in a better place now but truthfully lately i’ve been wishing i had been successful with my attempt. the only thing that stops me from doing it again is picturing my mom trying to explain to my little sister that i’m gone. i am in so much pain physically but mostly emotionally every single day. i wish i could properly express the horrific sadness and hopelessness that has followed me my whole life. tell your depressed friends and family members that you love them and want them here. tell them often. i will always be here for anyone experiencing the same thing and i love you all ❤️
4 years ago, i had these symbols tattooed onto my wrist. it means there is always a song playing for me. in my battle with bulimia, depression and suicidal ideation, they’ve become my symbols of strength that i hold onto: a reminder of my promise to keep the music playing.
not giving up begins as a decision but with it comes the work. it takes a lot of pushing on my part each day to make choices that work well with my head and to surround myself with good people. right now, i’m practising taking a step back, giving myself time, learning to enjoy my own company. i picked up reading, i exercise often and go for long walks. i learn something about myself and of the world around me each time i choose to try. every day is a fight to keep my song playing.
fight by my side #worldsuicidepreventionday if you need help, contact samaritans of singapore at 1800 221 4444.
today is world suicide prevention day. never stay silent. if you know someone who is suffering, or if you yourself are suffering, do not stay silent. speak up.
suicide hotline: 1-800-273-2855
my dm’s are open for anyone who needs to talk✨💞
Monday was #worldsuicidepreventionday we wanted to share this moving video @calmzone shared. #repost@calmzone ⠀
👇 if you’re scrolling at home or on the bus, please take a moment to read a note from calm's ceo, simon 👇 ⠀
“suicide means a lot to a lot of us. ⠀
suicide may have touched your life in a way that means things have never since been the same. suicide may have taken someone you love. suicide may be the thing you’re proud to have beaten. suicide may be the word you’ve always been scared to say. ⠀
at calm, what we know about suicide is that it takes the lives of 84 men every week. it devastates the lives of hundreds of thousands left behind. but, together with you, we’re working on it." ⠀
to read more about @calmzone 's project 84 head to their socials. #iamwhole
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today is not a normal monday. today is #worldsuicidepreventionday.
👇 if you’re scrolling at home or on the bus, please take a moment to read a note from calm's ceo, simon 👇
“suicide means a lot to a lot of us.
suicide may have touched your life in a way that means things have never since been the same. suicide may have taken someone you love. suicide may be the thing you’re proud to have beaten. suicide may be the word you’ve always been scared to say.
at calm, what we know about suicide is that it takes the lives of 84 men every week. it devastates the lives of hundreds of thousands left behind. but, together with you, we’re working on it.
so what can you do today? .
many of you will have seen project 84, a campaign we launched in march this year to tell the stories behind these shocking statistics. because suicide isn’t a number. every single one means a human, a mate, a brother, a colleague.
so for all those we’ve lost and those left behind, we’re using today to as a call to arms against suicide. #project84 helped launch a petition calling for government action, for real change. today, on #worldsuicidepreventionday, we’re asking you to sign it, to share it and to make the largest bloody noise you can about it.
together we want to keep the conversation going and take a #standagainstsuicide. let’s go.”
sign here 👉 http://bit.ly/suicidepetition2018 (link in bio)
comment below 👇with your stories
I’m a day late on #worldsuicidepreventionday... but honestly, all day yesterday i just struggled with what to write or what to post. we’re about a month out from the 2 year mark of my brother’s suicide. the anticipation of the day, the build up and the emotions are the worst part. i’ve been thinking about davis a lot lately and i get upset when i think about how he won’t meet his nephew. i look back and cherish these photos i have of him with ava. he should be here and it just breaks my heart that he’s not. 💔 if you are struggling...you are not alone. no matter how you feel...you are not a burden. reach out to someone...anyone! #18002738255
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today is #worldsuicidepreventionday i’ve went back and forth all day on posting this. i’m not one that likes to post anything this personal on social media, however i feel i owe it to myself and possibly to others struggling and to begin to be honest about my struggles and maybe it’ll help others too. i have borderline personality disorder, which brings anxiety and depression. i have been sexually assaulted, which brings paranoia i am trying to overcome. i would be lying if i said i haven’t looked at suicide as a way to escape all the b******t life has thrown at me over the last couple of years. and i’m angry and it sucks but that’s okay! i’ve been in denial and pretended to be okay for too long, and hurt multiple people because of it, pushed away people that have truly loved me over my own nonexistent fears. i say all this to say as typical as it is to say, i have hope in my heart that one day it will get better. i work hard everyday to get better, to talk myself out of the b******t i have made up in my head, to end the dissociative state i’m constantly living in. the friends that have stayed constant even tho my communication skills (or lack there of) have made it hard, i am so grateful for their help along the way. whether they know they have helped or not. this is not a plea for help, this is me making a promise to myself to become better. to anyone struggling, please feel free to reach out to me at anytime. please educate yourselves on your friends mental illnesses and offer help even when they don’t ask for it. 🌺🌼🌸
We learned of some sad news one of our veteran grads took his own life. our thoughts and prayers are with his family. we all think what could we have done if only he would have talked to us. sometimes people don't want to talk i lost my best friend to suicide i talked to her all the time. i never knew she felt like taking her life. so share the text # maybe just maybe they'll text with someone instead.
Thank you @acsabudhabi for inviting us to your inaugural mental health awareness seminar for parents. our consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, dr emad farrag gave an overview of child and adolescent mental health, focusing on common mental health disorders and how they can be managed.
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posted by - @therandomstories
the day i told you
i didn't love you anymore,
you walked away two steps at a time
my heart walked towards you one step at a time;
always lagging behind.
do you remember that tuesday morning
when we sat in that open green land
where there weren't any buildings around
but just the green below
and the blue above.
you pointed towards the sky
and started giving me
the reasons why you love it
even though it was just blue;
that was the time i realised that
you love people as you love the sky
you always find reasons to stay
you always find reasons to love.
even if there are none.
the day i told you
i didn't love you anymore
to my silence
and put your hand on my cheek
and brushed it lightly
the way you always do
when you want to say
i love you
it was only after you left
that i spoke,
sometimes people drift apart
not because there isn't enough love
but because there's too much love.