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#Suicide and #silence : #MightyTogether We Can Save A Life

Following this group’s leader’s “Elephant in the Room” first topic, let’s discuss suicide…as a preventive approach to the act of ending one’s life.

Two deadly enemies: suicide and silence. When discussing suicide openly it then becomes exposed. However, when it remains hidden, it festers.

Silence fuels suicide.

And those of us, like myself, who suffer with suicidal ideation (thoughts) tend to fuel this way of thinking by dismissing the logic of sharing our pain with others because it is easier to convince ourselves that we will only bother them if we call, especially during a suicidal ideation attack.

The act of silencing ourselves and the act of not openly and publicly discussing suicidal thoughts thus fuels that dark way of thinking. But exposure to this (now) common issue—that MANY people are experiencing—allows us to freely express ourselves, in person, virtually, or on social media writing platforms.

Basically, how about if we vastly expose the reality of suicidal ideation so that those of us who suffer with these thoughts can freely say, “Hey, I am struggling with thoughts of ending my life” without any hesitation. Swiftly exposing those thoughts allow us to release the weight of those dark thoughts that govern our minds in the midst of the suicidal thought’s storm.

Honestly, which is easier to do: respond to the vulnerable suicidal ideation person who exposes their dark thoughts before the act, or posting an emoji on a Facebook post that informs the world that our friend took their life?

Let’s #Talk about #Suicide and that #MentalHealth issue so that our conversations become the preventative vaccination for the act of suicide. Too many people are giving in to this disease of the mind:

An estimated 703 000 people die by suicide worldwide each year. Over one in every 100 deaths (1.3%) in 2019 was the result of suicide. The global suicide rate is over twice as high among men than women
( › WSPD
Global Suicide Statistics - IASP; 3.19.2024; 10:15PM (EDT)).

Let’s curb this grim statistic! I believe we can.

Let’s #Talk #Life , #TheMighty #Family , and make it common to discuss suicide, instead of wishing we only knew our friend or family member was silently struggling with ending their life.

#Depression #SuicidalIdeation #MentalHealth

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Welcome to #november 2023

Hey Friends. How are you today?

I am at work at the moment and I'm about to head home soon. However, I wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you. I #Care about you, too. I know that this group is not as large as many others, but I just want you to know that this is a place where you can #Talk and say #Whatever your heart needs to say. Just remember to be loving and kind when you say it.

Sometimes we #struggle to deal with things like #Anxiety disorders, or #panic disorders. For me, I have both. These types of things hit me at night when I least expect it. I want things to get better for my job life, and I feel like it will help me with my #Anxiety and make it so that I feel more #proud of myself or that I can #accomplish something. #MentalHealth is so important to keep on the front of my mind when it comes to working. One of the major things I hope to do in the near future is have my own business, but I need the help, the love, and support of those around me in order for me to do what it is that I need to do and function.

Lets #Pray that tonight I do not have to deal with an #AnxietyAttack and that I can #Sleep peacefully. Please share your thoughts with me!

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What’s something interesting :) about you that you’d like to share? Distraction post*

Something fun, unique, your life story, fun facts, hobby, pets, picture, art, therapy, etc whatever helps you or something about you :) you would like to share for fun. #Talk #distraction #Hope #Faith #hobbies #Fun

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Just checking in ❤

Please feel free to use this post as a check in on your feelings. You can vent, give a shout out, ask for prayers, share great news, anything! If you felt unheard, unloved, alone or maybe even happy but no one to share it with, I'm here. #Love #mental #Talk #support #checkin

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Unloved (I think)

I feel like a burden to my family and people I have chosen to be around me. Because no one understands, no one notices. No one. And through my sleepless nights I see texts through WhatsApp groups of people talking to each other, understanding each other...
When I try to be open it goes quiet and I can feel the silence...
And a different conversation will start because no one knows what to say to my broken...
If you feel this way aswell I am hear for you. What we pass through not many will understand so through The Mighty, talk to me because I need you even if or when you do not want to talk to me.... #foryourpage #Despression #alone #lonley #iamhere #Talk #talktome #youarenitalone


Why Talking to Others isn't That Easy

I've been suicidal for more than half my life now, and every single online resource just says that a solution is "to talk to someone". What if I can't talk to someone?

My parents are amazing, I won't ever deny it. But everyone has flaws, and theirs is that they don't believe that mental illnesses are a thing. A family friend recently attempted suicide, and my mom's response was to chide her about "doing stupid things." I told my parents about having 4 panic attacks within 4 hours, and their response was, "What's a panic attack?" followed by indifference.

My siblings and friends are all younger than me, and I'm 17. Perhaps what they'll do will be right, but I really can't have them telling my parents. And I probably will not be able to take my parents' attitude towards mental illnesses.

Online services are either paid (no income) and/or need parental consent to offer any help.

I have an online friend who helped once. But I don't even know her real name. I feel like a brat, annoying her every few months just to take help, never to give any.

I don't know what to do. I'm tired and done and exhausted. #Suicide #SuicidalThoughts #help #Talk

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Join Us For Our First Commmunity Room Chat Tonight @ 7:30 PM!

Look out for the notification to enter the chat room when it opens at 7:30 PM (US Eastern Standard Time).

The chat will last for about an hour, but the chat room will stay open until 11:00 PM for general chat.

Looking forward to meeting everyone tonight!

#DiabetesType2 #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #prediabetes #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #CheckInWithMe #Support #Talk