8 days ago
These are the suicide hotlines for a few countries. I know that the last thing you'd want to do when you're feeling extremely low is make a call, but it'll be worth it,I promise. Maybe not immediately, but eventually. If you're struggling with suicidal thoughts/ severe depression /mild depression /horrible anxiety /just bad anxiety /literally anything, please talk to people. Asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, but of strength. It will not make you less of a person.( If you're a man- it's still okay to ask for help. Mental illness can affect anyone.) Please encourage your kids, friends, relatives, younger siblings etc. to talk to people about anything that might be bothering them and try to be a good confidante to everyone around you.
Please try to be a good listener - it might get annoying when everyone seems to be ranting to you, but you might be able to help someone.
Suicide will not solve any problems. And if you think YOU'RE the problem, you're not. Please take some time every day to take care of yourself.
If you have suicidal /self-destructive tendencies, please don't feel guilty: it's all chemicals. Just know that you don't deserve to get hurt.
You already exist. You don't have to earn your existence or pay for it in any form (although being a good, kind person is pretty nice). If you don't know anyone irl that you can talk to, there are a lot of people online who are willing to listen to you and share their experiences- just try to be careful.
If anyone is bullying you/ making you feel badly about yourself, it's okay to cut them out of your life. It may not be physically possible for a lot of people, but knowing that you don't have to love them or accept their actions goes a long way.
Let's do our bit to help our fellow human beings. Let's stop romanticising mental health. Let's recognise diseases as diseases and start talking about them that way. Let's start being nicer to people - both in real life and online (and this should include celebrities). If you want to talk to me about anything, please know that I'm perfectly okay with it 💜