suicidal ideation

When You're A Mother Contemplating Suicide

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Suicide is a complex issue, one which can be caused by numerous factors: i.e., mental health issues, physical health issues, familial issues, and financial issues. They can all put you “at risk.” The matter is a public health crisis. More than 800,000 people die by suicide each year. How do I know so much about suicide? Because I have considered suicide.

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If You See Me Slipping Into Depression, Please Reach Out

Please reach out if you see someone struggling with depression. (Photo by nikko macaspac on Unsplash)

Depression lingers like an unwelcome ghost trailing behind me. And most days, I accept that. I acknowledge that. And, I’m okay. What if one day I’m not?

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I Have Compassion For Everyone Struggling With Depression Except Me

Depression is a disease of inaction, of paralysis. At least, that’s how it manifests for me.

With other people who are struggling with mental health issues, I am empathetic. But when it comes to my own depression, I am none of those things.

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The Complicated Question People Want To Ask: Why Were You Suicidal?

That desire to die is within us.

I realized all at once that folks who have not been suicidal do not understand what it means to be mentally ill and suicidal.

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When You Suffer On Social Media

Social media is a great place to share our accomplishments, but it’s an equally valuable place to share our struggles.

The benefit of posting honestly about our struggles and depression on social media.

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Suicide Awareness In The Wake Of Aaron Hernandez’s Death

I am more aware and concerned about those around me suffering that might be feeling triggered and alone.

For someone who suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts, a headline about somebody killing themselves can be triggering.

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Saying Goodbye To Suicide And Yes To A Life Worth Living

Letting go of suicide means I have to let it all go, let it all out.

Dear Suicide, I don't know how to start this. I want to write something deep and life-changing, but that's just too daunting. So I'll start with the facts before I have to do the hard part of breaking up with you.

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4 Ways I Manage My Depression

I don’t feel as helpless as I once did. Image: Eli DeFaria/Unsplash

[CN: suicidal thoughts, blood] The success I have today wouldn’t be possible without the following four tools I regularly use to manage my depression.

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4 Ways I Manage My Depression

I don’t feel as helpless as I once did. Image: Eli DeFaria/Unsplash

[CN: suicidal thoughts, blood] The success I have today wouldn’t be possible without the following four tools I regularly use to manage my depression.

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What 'Depression' Actually Means (Because Some Of You Don't Know)

Believe me when I say that I know depression.

[CN: suicidal thoughts, self-harm] Why is it OK to minimize the symptoms of a serious, debilitating, chronic condition with no cure just because it’s mental, not physical?

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