I believe that anyone can make an impact to prevent suicide. You don’t have to know someone who’s struggling, and you don’t have to “talk someone out of it.”
We all have triggers whether we struggle with mental illness or not.
On December 4, 2011, after attempting to overdose on over-the-counter drugs, I was not thrilled to still be alive. Three years later, I am happy to be here. This is the story about the day that changed my life.
All we knew was that my Uncle Jaay was gone. It took me a while to come to terms with his suicide. Eventually, I realized I wanted to honor his death and do something to help others.
For people who are constantly bullied at school, there are uplifting and inspirational online messages to reinforce self-esteem and self-love.
Suicidal thoughts are real. Sometimes they feel like they’re here to stay but that’s not always true. They will pass. But, while they are here, a safety plan can help you get through that dark patch.