In case you need to hear any of these things today:
You are not weak.
You are not selfish.
You are not a failure.
Please never, ever forget your worth.
Recovery takes time. But you are making an effort, and that's an important step that shows your strength.
Take as much time as you need.
It's okay to stick up for yourself.
It's okay to leave friendships and relationships with people who treat you badly.
Celebrate your victories, matter how small.
You got a good grade? Great!
You made a new friend? So good!
You got out of bed? Fantastic!
AND talking about access to services. Many people who WANT help can't get it
We should care about bringing awareness to mental health and suicide even when they're not huge news topics.
You’re allowed to eat.
You’re allowed to take breaks.
You’re allowed to say no.
You’re allowed to take care of yourself.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for help if you need it.
There are so many misconceptions about mental illnesses and that's why we need more mental health awareness.
In case anyone needs this today:
You're going to be okay. You're still here, and that's a huge accomplishment. You're doing great.
If someone opens up to you about their mental health problems, don't treat them like they're broken. Help them put the pieces back together.
Stop treating mental health like it's something that only matters when it gets so bad that it affects every aspect of someone's life.
You've gotten through 100% of the bad days you didn't think you could survive.
Stop underestimating yourself.
Here's your daily reminder that it's okay to not be okay.
More like cover all four of my bedroom walls with this twitter.com/againstsuicide…
Repeat this to yourself as many times as you need to:
My current situation is not my final destination.
Having a lot of money or popularity does not guarantee that someone has good mental health.
Anyone can struggle.
Take care of yourself.
Be kind to yourself.
Remember you are valid.
Remember you are loved.
We need to completely destroy the thought in our minds that self care and self love are selfish.
You need to take care of yourself.
Even when "anyone" is yourself. twitter.com/AgainstSuicide…
To anyone that needs this today:
No matter what anyone tells you, you are not a burden. And you never will be.
Reaching out for help is so brave. Dont feel like you need to be ashamed for getting the help you need.
You are so incredibly brave.
Don't treat suicide like something that only matters when it takes a celebrity's life. Remember there are people suffering in silence.
You don't have to know someone's battle in order to be there for them. Some people just need a friend, with no questions asked.
It's so important to educate yourself on important topics such as mental health and suicide.
You could save a life.
The stigma around mental health won't just disappear. We have to do something about it.
Mental illness can be hard to understand when it doesn't affect you. Stop making jokes about them. They have the potential to ruin lives.
Just because a celebrity is a celebrity does not mean their immune to depression or other mental illnesses. Anyone can be in a dark place.
Suicide needs to be taken seriously.
If you see suicidal signs in someone around you, don't ignore them. Be there. Be kind.
It's important to remember on tragic days like these that anyone in any situation can be in a dark place. Sadness isn't always obvious.
RIP Chester Bennington
Suicide can affect anyone, no matter how great their life may seem.
Our thoughts are with his family at this time.
Anyone can be affected by mental illness. It doesn't matter how successful you are or how much money you have. It can happen to anyone.
You don't always have to be having a great day. It's okay to have days when you're sad and unproductive. But don't let those control you.
- take breaks if you need them
- getting help doesn't make you weak
- don't be so hard on yourself
Mental illness is not something to make jokes about.
You can do this.
You can fight this.
You're so much stronger than you give yourself credit for.
It's okay if you doing your best isn't as "impressive" as what someone else is doing. We all have our own paths. Go at your own pace.
Taking care of your mental health is so incredibly important. It shouldn't even be a question.
I'm hoping to get on a proper schedule of posting and replying to DMs soon! It's been a little hard. Thank you for sticking with me :)
If life gets to be too much, make it a goal to simply make it through the day. You have the strength to do that. You just don't know it.
Support brands who don't edit out stretch marks and cellulite in pictures. They are natural things that we shouldn't be ashamed of having.
Morning reminder that you can handle whatever today throws at you. You're so strong. You've got this ❤️
Not every day is going to be good. Some days are just terrible.
Don't let those bad days scare you away from enjoying the good ones.
Stop giving away all of your love to other people.
You deserve to save some for yourself.
Instead of focusing on how crappy your day might've been, think of the good moments, no matter how tiny they were. Tweet us what they are! 😊
Stop creating sunshine for people who leave you in the rain.
Things you don't have to apologize for
You are a work in progress. It's okay to be missing some pieces here and there. You'll get there. You're not finished yet.