Updated: Aug 26
Suicide is a significant mental health issue that impacts all demographics of society. In the next three blog posts, I will be writing about some tips on coping with stress, addressing misinformation about suicide, and providing resources to help anyone experiencing thoughts of suicide.
If you are reading this and someone you know is struggling, please reach out to them and show them they are not alone.
" I was able to come through it and carve out a life that I love." Rhett Miller, Survivor
Inspiring Stories To Help You Live a Life You Love
Any number of reasons can cause suicidal thoughts: PTSD, depression, addiction, survival guilt, and so much more.
There also may not be one clear reason, and that’s okay too.
All that matters is that you do what you need to do to collect your strength and make it through another day and start living a life you love.
Here are a few stories of people who found their way through their darkest thoughts and can assure you that it does get better: https://bit.ly/33GkXa0
Unique Challenges Of Today Especially For Teens
With an enhanced reliance on technology and endless access to social media, teens today feel more social stress than ever before, which creates mental unease.
If you’re a teen experiencing suicidal thoughts or are concerned about a young loved one, visit this site to help cope with and understand teens’ unique challenges: https://bit.ly/3hJ7jrI
Please share this post so that together we can reach more teens in need of help.
Need a distraction from overwhelming thoughts? Take a 5-minute break and breathe with this mesmerizing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvrXXf1bFRA
Simply breathe in and out in time with the circles.
Be aware of how you feel before the exercise and then how you feel after the exercise. Do you feel less overwhelmed? Are you calmer, more at peace? Are you relaxed?
Over 10 million adults report having thoughts of suicide each year.
If you’re experiencing thoughts of suicide, know that you’re not alone, and please don’t hesitate to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741 to text with a trained crisis counselor for free, 24/7.
Help your friends and loved ones by sharing this post or these numbers to reach out to.