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16 Tweets You Might Need to See If You're Struggling With Suicidal Thoughts Today


Editor's Note

If you experience suicidal thoughts, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.

This week has been tough. On Tuesday, we learned designer Kate Spade died by suicide, and today, news broke that Anthony Bourdain had also died by suicide.

This kind of news is always hard to hear, but may be especially hard for people who have struggled with suicidal thoughts, are currently struggling with their mental health or have lost a loved one to suicide. If you are hurting today, know you are not alone. If you need a hug or just someone to sit next to you silently, please reach out. If this news is too hard for you to process right now and you need to step away, please do.

Because we know this is a hard time for a lot of folks in the mental health community, we wanted to highlight some tweets that reflect support and compassion. A lot of them share the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, but we also highlighted some that make an effort to “go further.” While it’s so important to share this number (1-800-273-8255), don’t forget there are other ways we can support each other as well. In the wake of this news, let’s strive to move toward one another with love and understanding, leaving judgment out of the equation altogether.

Here are some tweets we recommend reading if you are struggling today:

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