Filter: Year 2016

Mental health, Mental illness, Suicide, Suicide prevention
4 January, 2016

I cannot count the number of conversations I have with people who try to tell me suicide is a sign of weakness! I challenge this perception until I'm blue in the face, even writing it down pains me.

People who die by suicide are not weak, they are ill!

It is very tiring to hear the word 'weak' in association with suicide. We don't call people with other illnesses weak, yet people struggling with mental illness, suicidal feelings or people who take their own lives are. I'm honestly dumbfounded by this notion.

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