This Is the Face of What a Suicidal Person Looks Like:

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and I often hear people tell me ”I don’t look like I tried to commit suicide.” How does that person look?

Just because I have on makeup or fix my hair, means I can’t think about ending my life?

Life is hard on all of us, especially those of us who suffer from some type of mental illness.

We have good days, bad days, ok days, and days we just don’t give a shit.

There are days we feel life is worth living, then other days we don’t.

Just because I mask it well, doesn’t mean I don’t have those awful thoughts.

I want you all to take this month to listen to that loved one who is going through something.

Don’t let the makeup, hair, clothes, or lies fool you.

Suicide can affect many people no matter their income, color, gender, or where they live.

Get educated, know the signs!

If someone is distant, pushing you away, wants to be alone, and no longer participating in outings. Check on them, love them, hear them out!

Don’t judge, shame, or guilt them into seeing life your way, believe me, it doesn’t work like you think.

Care for them, believe them, let them know you will always be there.

Suicide can be prevented and recovery is possible, I have managed to survive several attempts and no longer have those thoughts. Lucky me!

So remember this IS the face of a suicidal person, don’t let the mask fool you!

Olivia (suicide survivor)💚

Fix Your Thoughts, what a good way to start the day!💭

Fix Your Thoughts

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (NLT) ( Philippians 4:8 )

When you think positive thoughts, you see the glass as half full. It may sound simple, but that attitude can make all the difference in your approach to people, situations and environments. The most difficult part is keeping it top of mind. Try remembering this verse and reciting it to yourself throughout the day. Set alarms on your phone if it helps to remind you that it’s time to think positive again.
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