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May is #MentalHealthAwareness
Month. I want to continue to speak up about #mentalhealth, especially during this month. I hope that through my candidness about my experience that I can shed #light on some things, bring #awareness for people who may not fully understand & help those who also struggle with mental health #issues to know that you're not alone.
This is exactly what it looks like. It’s a list of reasons why I should stay #alive. It’s morbid, I know, to talk about #death, #dying & #suicide. *I have to say, I feel like I am in a MUCH better place now than I was a year ago, even months ago.* But that doesn’t mean that I still don’t struggle.
It’s hard to explain things like #anxiety, #depression & #suicidalthoughts. People who are passively #suicidal or have #suicidalideation most likely are not actively trying to harm themselves or take their life.
Sometimes they just don’t want to be here anymore. Sometimes they feel like everyone would be better off without them. Sometimes they just want an escape from their mind and the pain they’re dealing with.
I have felt like that. More often than I care to admit.
So many people who don’t understand may say, “But you have so much to live for! You have so much to be thankful for! You just gotta look on the bright side!” People who are dealing with those thoughts know that. I KNOW I have reasons to live for, if I didn’t, I wouldn’t be here today. We don’t want these thoughts or feelings, and if we had the chance to never ever think that way again, we would take that chance.
We all have #reasons to be here, whether big or small, serious or silly. Your reasons may be different than mine, but you have reasons to be here, too.
I’m thankful that even in the #darkness, I can still strive to see all the #wonderful, #beautiful reasons why I should be here. I #hope you can, too.
This list doesn’t include every reason or every person who has given me a reason to stay.
Many of you know who you are. So thank you.
What’s dangerous is when people can't find those reasons anymore.
So continue to reach out to people. Have #conversations. Ask #questions. #BeKind.
“Embrace your flaws. You may be weathered and worn, tattered and torn, battered and bruised, but you are not broken. Know you’ve become perfectly imperfect.” - J Long
📸 @justshoot84 / @jmass54 • Camera : Canon 6d Mark ii
• Lens : EF75mm-300mm f/4-5.6
• Shutter Speed : 1/250sec
• Aperture : f/8.0
• ISO : 200
• Focal Length: 300mm