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

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and I often hear people tell me โ€I don’t look like I tried to commit suicide.โ€ 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)๐Ÿ’š


8 thoughts on “This Is the Face of What a Suicidal Person Looks Like:

  1. lifeofshar says:

    I love this. People will think that you aren’t going through something because you look “happy” and that really gets to me. It is so important to know and notice the signs of a friend/ family member struggling. Really great advice in this. You also look absolutely beautiful. xx

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  2. sullialice says:

    I loved this post and it’s something very close to my heart. It’s something that I can relate to, but not many people know that about me and I imagine a lot of people who know me would be shocked to find out that I’ve tried to take my own life. It shows how important it is to realise that you often don’t know what someone else is going through.

    Alice //

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  3. Ellyn Rebecca says:

    I think this is a such an important post for everyone to read! One of my very good friends has suffered quite badly with her mental health and when it all first happened, I was shocked but it opened my eyes to understand the difference between how you look and how you feel!

    Ellyn xx | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

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    • Olivia B. Shepherd says:

      The best thing you can do for her is to be educated on mental health issues. Thanks for reading๐Ÿ˜ŠBest Wishes to your friend!


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