Suicide is avoidable

This is a reminder for those who think that everyone who wears their heart on their sleeves, or are just looking for attention.

It may not be healthy, but it’s their way of drawing attention to their struggle that they need help with.

How we respond either enables the unhealthy expression, diminishes their efforts to be heard, or uplifts them through creating understanding about how they may be able to rise above it.

Death by suicide is avoidable, and so is depression.

Both just need a small dose of kindness and understanding.

Don’t go venting at strangers.

If you need to vent, vent with people that know you so that they have no reason to believe that your frustration is a definition of THEIR worth.

So, if you see someone you don’t know venting, don’t respond with anger.

Break the cycle.

And if it’s someone you do know, let them vent without feeling a need to stop them.

Once they’re done, then try to find out what’s really going on.

No one behaves rationally in the midst of their rage.

But if they’re harming someone in the process, then intervene in the most calm way possible.

Don’t escalate the situation further.

And remember, it takes a village…if you don’t have a village to support your efforts, pace yourself and adjust your expectations of what you’re capable of in line with your reality.

You can’t pour from an empty cup.

So start by being kind to yourself, before you sacrifice yourself in the service of others.

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