Disclaimer: If you are having suicidal thoughts or are struggling with your mental health, please get help. I’m linking a helpful resource here.
Suicide awareness & prevention is something really close to my heart. When someone dies by suicide, (I learned recently that instead of saying someone “committed suicide”, it’s better to say they “died by suicide”, as the word committing has negative connotations & puts blame on victims. Just something interesting I’ve learned that I wanted to include; I think it’s important to use the proper language!), the result is heart-wrenching.
If you’ve experienced loss due to suicide, I’m so sorry. This is a club that no one wants to be a part of, I know. My experience with losing a loved one to suicide still affects me every day; the experience also really confirmed my dream to be a therapist. I hope to spend my life helping people feel less alone in their mental health journeys.
I’m not a licensed therapist (yet!) so I’ll refrain from giving advice. I just want you to know that if you’re struggling, you do not have to face this alone. If you want to support a loved one who is struggling, there is help for you too. Reach out to someone; it might feel scary at first but that support could make a world of a difference.
You are loved & worthy of a beautiful life.