Raise you hand if you thought you were the only one with razor blades in your pocket for...years.
#TheFray - How to Save a Life
It was incredibly hard to find treatment even though I was seeking it and knew how to do that kind of thing because I was an investigative reporter.
The system almost let me die.
Her mother & husband scrubbed as much of her real life as they could once she was dead, not having done enough to harm her in life.
But what remains is genius.
And life-affirming, not death love.
But that was 1962.
Why aren't we doing better in 2018 for vulnerable people?
Why haven't we gotten better at saving people and creating an atmosphere where people can reveal their #depression and get help?
Because this isn't the way we're supposed to live.
Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High)
But he wrote about suicide--because there are so so so many things that lead to suicide. This is intense.
Suicidal Thoughts - Biggie (Original Version)
For so many people.
Under Pressure- Queen Feat. David Bowie
But we focus #suicide prevention attention almost exclusively on teenagers--who statistically have the lowest rate of suicide of any group.
We need to get better at this.
A lot more.
What's being done to help?
But I wanted to acknowledge the pain of everyone out there who needs help and isn't getting it, regardless of gender, age, race, identity.
In the fortnight following the daylight savings shift from winter to spring, is statistically highest for #suicide.
Suicides are most common from mid-March through April.
Remember that alcohol exacerbates #depression.
Call someone if you are feeling suicidal.
That feel passes.
Available 24 hours everyday
Stay safe. Stay alive. You are valuable.