Praying for #PeteDavidson . I know the feeling he talked about today. I know it well, & it’s heightened by even the tiniest of things. I hope with all my heart that he, & anyone who suffers from any mental struggles, seeks good care. I wish I could personally tell him, specifically, that he brings joy to my life. He makes me laugh, I quote him all the time, & honestly have thought of him often once I found out about his internal struggles. We are strangers, but we are connected. I pray that those who love him hold him close, & ALWAYS listen to him.
. 1-800-273-8255 .
To you, my strangers, my worldmates, we are ALL meant to be here. Whether you believe it’s by Devine plan, or a scientific miracle, you happened! And you matter! And you are needed here. And you are wanted here.
. 1-800-273-8255 .
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I’m going to be publicly raw and vulnerable with my feelings in this post. No fluffy feel good quote inserted. .
We are already half way through the month and there’s this notion that December is this magical time, “the most wonderful time of the year” with families gathering, presents, delicious food,music Christmas parties etc.
For me December always has been one the hardest month. The loneliness that creeps in amidst the crowd, the distance from love ones, the unfulfilled desires, the nostalgia of the months that have gone by and what has forged the year. Regardless of the gratefulness I have for all the blessings in my life I find this time difficult.
It’s been shown that suicide rate and depression peaks at this time of year. .
I myself did not have the opportunity to meet a grandpa because one Christmas Eve many years ago when my mother was just teenager he died by suicide. .
So remember to always be kind to those around you as you don’t know what someone may be battling beyond the facade.
I’m sharing this because if there’s someone out there who shares similar sentiments; please reach out. Send me a message, journal your thoughts, let’s have a chat.Sometimes support comes in unexpected ways, from unexpected sources. Reach out and don’t be ashamed of how you feel. You are not alone. .
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So. Yesterday Pete Davidson from @nbcsnl apparently was feeling very bad. He wrote a post on social media about how he struggled with living in this world. And later shut down the account.
Ok. So the guy was in a really bad place and wrote about it. Then took it down. Who knows how his thought process went. Clearly he didn’t feel well at the very least.
But what happens after on social media is what makes me sick to my stomach really.
Under posts about his ”disturbing” message suggesting he might be suicidal. People wrote comment after comment like these shown in the slide above.
And oh! Wait a minute. That just comfirms what Pete himself not long ago made a statement about. On how online bullies and trolls had made his journey with being diagnosed as having Borderline Personality Disorder a hell of a lot harder the last year or so. Indicating that too many (idiots) don’t take a persons mental state into consideration when they word vomit online.
So. No matter if someone has negative opinions based on being a mega fan of an ex of his that is a popstar or not. Could you just not sink so low as to write comments like the ones above regarding a person in a mental health crisis? I don’t care if you are having a hard time at the moment or am a bit challanged in the empathy department. Just be quiet. It isn’t that hard.
And considering that several of the usual traits or signs of a person having BPD are:
Extreme mood swings in a short period of time, impulsive behavior, fear of abandonment, intense and unstable relationships, self-harm, self-destructive behavior.
Perhaps it shouldn’t be that hard considering that, to put the overwhelming need to be a jerk or a bully in comment sections online on hold for a bit. Being considerate and quiet isn’t that hard. Is it?
Clinically diagnosed #anxiety is not just being a bit #worried , you can't just "chill out a bit" or "get over it". It eats into your #wellbeing , your confidence, your #health and your life and it is 24/7. When someone cancels, or ducks out, or makes a pathetic excuse please understand that it isn't personal, it isn't laziness, it isn't being rude. It's because they can't physically do it. When someone needs supporting/encouraging/ hand holding it isn't pathetic, it isn't attention seeking, it isn't childish - it's because they are desperate to beat it but can't do it alone. "Anxiety sucks, being #isolated and believing your friends don't care sucks even more." How many of you have had a night out planned, or arranged coffee or a beer with friends and suddenly the 4 walls you inhabit seem the only #safehaven because it's the only place you don't have to pretend you are ok, so you cancel.
Or when you are invited out you tell them how terribly sorry you are but you're already booked up that weekend, when you are actually just really busy holding it together in your safe box. And so the first problem starts, all by itself.
People stop asking you and the isolation that at first wasn't true becomes your only truth.
Please don't give up on your friends. Ring them, go round, even when they don't want you to. Because they really do they just don't know how to say it.
And in work every passing comment is a negative, you constantly do more to get over the #feeling you are not good enough. The #exhaustion from not sleeping because you #panic all night over what you cannot influence means you make mistakes, you live in a fog and it is a vicious circle.
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Earlier this week, suicide claimed the life of a young Detroit Meteorologist - Jessica Starr. The news sent shockwaves to her colleagues and viewers. Her tragic death is a reminder to everyone that while many smile on the outside, there true battles on the inside are unknown. We encourage you to check on your "strong friends" and to always share a kind word with those that you may encounter. Something may spark in their minds that suicide is not the final option. If you're someone that is thinking of taking your own life, you're encouraged to seek help immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always on standby at 1-800-273-8255. You can also text 741-741 for help. ⠀
This was a question I asked myself a lot.
“Do you want to change?” The answer was always the same.
Lying to myself saying yes.
Because I did want it but I didn’t want to work for it. I didn’t want to put in the time to work. I didn’t even try. I just wanted it to happen. So instead I lied saying yes so that at the end of the day I could say “at least I tried”.
I would wake up and immediately I would notice I’m fat, that I’m ugly and I would correct every single thing about myself.
I thought I was a drag to my friends and that I only brought them down and that I was a burden to my family and that I was worthless and won’t ever do anything.
Then one day, I decided it was time to change. I knew I couldn’t do it myself. So I joined football and it became my outlet,it became my driving forcing towards my change.
In less then a year I went through so many physical changes and I pushed myself harder than I ever have before. I worked till I couldn’t breathe. Pushed till I couldn’t move my arms and could no longer walk.
My mental mindset went from being scared to even walk outside, to being able to play in front of 100,200 maybe even more people.
This was my outlet this was my driving force that made me change when I didn’t want to.
Find your outlet, find your driving force. Find what gives you what you want. I wanted to change how I looked so I did something that would make me workout. I wanted to learn to work with people so I did something to make me do that.
Find an outlet that will drive you to your goals when you don’t even wanna try.
And yes it might be hard at first or it might not seem to work but stay with it and you will get the change you want.
But most importantly.
Make it a healthy outlet.
One that will benefit you and make you a better person. One that will only build you up not destroy you.
Certainly one of the most fascinating people I’ve met and one of the most emotional interviews I’ve ever conducted. @kevinhinesstory jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in an attempt to end his life. He now has become one of the greatest advocates for mental health and suicide prevention. MedCircle.com subscribers can enjoy the entire series right now. Link in bio. Thank you, Kevin, for your bravery and courage.
It’s coming around that time of year again. It was two days before Christmas when I lost someone very close to me. He was one of my best friends however, he didn’t fell like he had any. He felt so alone in this world. No one could see it. All they could see was the smile he put on at school and around everyone. I didn’t see past that. One day he asked me for help but by the time I answered he decided not to bring it up. A few months after that when I was on Christmas break my sister asks me if I had heard from him. She said someone told her he had shot himself that morning. I didn’t believe her. I blew up his phone that whole day. He never answered. The next evening everyone got together and lit candles on his honor. The most happy guy I knew had just committed suicide. It tore everyone apart. So if you ever think about something like that talk to anyone. If you want to talk to me dm me. I don’t know who you are and I won’t tell anyone anything. I know no one is going to read this story but there are people out there to help you. RIP Colby 😔😭. #followtrain#suicideprevention