In recognition of Mental Health Month, please take a moment to read the IOTD for May 12th by Kim Bayne, and be learn why it’s so important to break the silence that surrounds depression and suicide.
“Just because someone may be uncomfortable hearing about it, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be talked about. It is time to break the silence of Depression & Suicide!” ~Kim Bayne
The sooner we can bring stronger awareness to suicide & depression the better chance we have of saving someone. We have been quiet for far too long.
Suicide is something that is very near to my heart. It hasn’t been something I speak of often due to the stigma and shame surrounding it.
I have watched families being brought to their knees because of a loved taking their own life; including my own family.
We need to start talking about IT! We need more resources available. We need people in place who have been through it to help those who are hurting. We also need the survivors who have suffered with depression and attempted suicide to talk openly about how they were able to beautifully come out on the other side.
Suicide is not something that should be pushed under the rug because it is too painful to talk about, or because someone thinks they will be judged. It is time to break the silence and the stigma and get to talking about it! There are too many people that can help, and there are far too many who have lived through it to just sit back and say nothing.
NOW is my time! NOW is when I begin my quest for change. I have sat back quietly for far too long.
Well, not any longer!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
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