Transparency #SuicidePrevention #MentalHealth #MHBlog

Being open and transparent on social media is a good 743 times easier than it is in “real life.” I mean…. I don’t have to look at people in the eye when I say that I attempted suicide twice… I don’t have to worry about their facial expressions when I tell someone I used to be … More Transparency #SuicidePrevention #MentalHealth #MHBlog

Staying Inside The Lines… #MHBlog #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention

So the other day I was looking through my room for some documents, and I found this… This isn’t what I was looking for… And you’re probably thinking I colored this in when I was a kid, but I actually did this when I was 23, at a mental health hospital. Coloring this was actually … More Staying Inside The Lines… #MHBlog #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention

Just Some Encouragement…. #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #EndSuicide

Every time I set out to write for YNF addressing mental health/illness and suicide, I seem to draw a blank, which is weird because it use to be so easy… A part of me felt like since I didn’t have much support for the task of preventing suicide and addressing mental health matters that I … More Just Some Encouragement…. #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #EndSuicide

Too Difficult? #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #Christianity

Let’s face it… The Christian church/church organizations, at least in my experience, is inherently terrible at combating mental health/mental illness and suicide; I mean they rarely acknowledge its existence. I mean I get that it’s a touchy subject, but MY GOD… can we touch it a little bit? Can we act as if we aren’t … More Too Difficult? #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #Christianity

“Strong Face” #NSPW14 #NSPW #SuicidePrevention #MHBlog #MentalHealth

It was only after I calmed down enough that I was able to realize that, maybe no one can support me in moments like these because it is engrained in me to prove to others I don’t need said support, and since actions tend to speak louder than words my “strong face” is going to overwhelmingly be louder than me asking for help. … More “Strong Face” #NSPW14 #NSPW #SuicidePrevention #MHBlog #MentalHealth

Listen… #suicideprevention #WSPD #WSPD14 #MHBlog #TW

If you’re out there and you know someone struggling with mood disorders and suicidal thoughts, just listen. Even if you don’t, listen anyway. Listen more with the intention of understanding and less with the intention of solving the problem. Listen more with love and less with judgement. … More Listen… #suicideprevention #WSPD #WSPD14 #MHBlog #TW