hi I may be a day late, but talking about Suicide Prevention is so important that it should never be limited to one day. Though we live in a society where it’s frowned upon to be sad or anxious, I am not afraid to admit that I’m not okay. You can want to die without wanting to hurt yourself, which is something I’ve never heard talked about. So here I am, ready to talk about it. I have never attempted to hurt myself, but I have googled countless times what would be the most painless way to go. I don’t think it’s the answer but I do truly know how it can feel like the only one at times. I’m not here to tell anyone we should be preventing these thoughts, but letting you know it’s OKAY to have them. Talk about it, share them. I was always so afraid to tell people I didn’t want to be alive, because I truthfully didn’t want to hurt myself & I was afraid it made those thoughts less valid. But through opening up about those thoughts I’ve learned that talking about mental health in any capacity can only help, whether you or someone else. & if you don’t have these thoughts, be a loving ear to those around you. #endthestigma
experiencing things bigger than myself has always given me clarity & these moments wouldn’t be the same without pals to share them with. #ad Most of those i travel with are artists, chasing life around the world together we typically see it differently through our cameras & for some that’s literal! but thanks to #1800contacts we are able to have these experiences with ease.