How Logic’s Instagram Helps Me When I'm Suicidal
I’ve spent the past year healing and learning to live again. After a suicide attempt in early January 2017, I am thankful to have a second chance at life. I greatly appreciate the Instagram post that Logic made in August 2017 after the VMA performance of his powerful song, “1-800-273-8255.” In this post, he talked about opening up the discussion of mental health and making the world a safe place with equality for all. Logic also uses Instagram to work towards removing the stigma surrounding suicide.
Logic’s post and his song about feeling suicidal have shown me I’m not alone in this fight; there are others who truly understand and will offer support. I also appreciate the “realness” of his work. I can completely identify with how “1-800” starts out with the person feeling completely alone and unable to see any point in living because that’s exactly how I felt on that day last January. I like how someone then comes alongside the hurting person to remind him/her there are things worth living for and this doesn’t have to be the end. These are words I wish I could have heard before that day at the beginning of last year. I appreciate the way this song, as well as Logic’s posts on Instagram, offer encouragement to those of us facing depression, suicidal ideation or other mental health issues. It is my hope that anyone dealing with suicidal thoughts who reads Logic’s posts or hears his song will find comfort in the knowledge that someone cares, and will then also find the strength and courage to seek help.
At the end of “1-800,” the person has reached the point of wanting to be alive. After medication, therapy and a great deal of work on my part, I have arrived at this place in my own life. I still have struggles and difficult days, and depression is something I will more than likely battle the rest of my life; however, I am in a much better place now than I was at this time last year. I have seen the reality of the final verse of “1-800” for myself. There is light after the darkness. Logic has shown us this hope in the work he is doing in the area of mental health. His willingness to speak and perform about this issue is making a difference for so many people, and I am one of them.
If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page.
If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.
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