World Suicide Prevention Day🌎
September 10th is world suicide prevention day. Over 1,100,000 people die from suicide every year worldwide. As a mental health advocate and writer, I made a promise to continue spreading my mental health journey to bring awareness. In 2020 I got my first tattoo of a semicolon from Project Semicolon which means-“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you, and the sentence is your life.” I’ve felt what these people felt. I understand what runs through the mind when a person literally hits rock bottom. I’ve survived a few attempts and when I was by myself screaming to God, “Why?” He made me open my Bible to show me the verse of Psalm 46:10 which reads: Be still and know that I am with you.🤍 it’s by this verse I live by everyday and I constantly have to remind myself to BE STILL.
To my family, friends, doctors, nurses, and to those who have been following my journey since the beginning-thank you for seeing a light in me that I couldn’t see for the longest time. If I learned anything in my healing journey that I can share with y’all, it’s this:
•how you respond to a situation matters
•if you want to change your bad habits, start by changing the system that flows into the results.
•deep breathing is important!
•self care is everything, so take care of yourself
•it’s OK to take off work if you desperately need a mental health day
•it’s okay to not be okay
•be kind to your mind (you can’t live a positive life with a negative mind)
•be patient with yourself you’re doing the best you can
God said, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through fire, you will not get burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” (Isaiah 43:2)✝️
Please choose to stay because your life matters. Keep going because better days are ahead. If you or anyone you know is feeling suicidal, there is access to plenty of resources for help.
•National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call/text to 988.
I’m praying for all of you who are struggling mentally. I promise there’s a light at the end of every dark tunnel. Remember: God gave the hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. Besides that, go LSU! #WorldSuicidePreventionDay #breakthestigma #mentalhealthmatters #Suicide