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Holidays and the Suicide Rate

AFSP American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Holidays Suicide Suicide Awareness Suicide Prevention

Written by GingersEgho All opinions are my own. This time of year can be hard for many people. Those suffering from depression and suicide attempts may feel especially alone during the holiday season. If this is you, please know, you are not alone. You do not have to suffer in silence. You are worthy of love. You are loved. (I know you think this is untrue, but that is the depression clouding your sight to the love. This is absolutely, completely, 100% not your fault.) If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please reach out to someone....

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Why the toxic “Man Up” phrase needs to stop

Written by GingersEgho All opinions are my own and will be stated as such. Also, there is strong language in this post. (This post can apply to both sexes; however, I am speaking specifically to the men in most of this post.) We live in a time where mental health is in crisis mode. We have done a great disservice to each other every single day. Toxic masculinity is rampant these days with this "man up" bullshit. Yea, I said it. Don't @ me, hear me out. Anytime I say "Man Up" in this post, I am specifically talking about...

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The ripple effect of suicide

Suicide Suicide Awareness Suicide Prevention

Written by GingersEgho My opinions are my own and based on personal experience. How do you tell an 8-year-old child that their father has died, let alone died by suicide? Things were much different in 1988. I will never forget that day, what I was doing, where I was…everything about that day up until the moment I found out, is ingrained in my memory. After being told is a different story. I knew something was immediately wrong when I saw my Aunt that day. She never left the house unless she was put together and on this day, she looked...

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Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK) or 1-800-784-2433 (800-SUICIDE)

Suicide Suicide Awareness Suicide Prevention

Written by GingersEgho  *All opinions are mine alone* Okay people. We need to have a very serious talk. Mental health right now in America is dangerously grim. Suicide rates are steadily climbing. This is not okay. We have got to remove the stigma from mental health and talk about it. No one should struggle alone. It should not take the death of a celebrity for this discussion to take place and sadly, that is what happens. We lose one to suicide and everyone wants to talk about it...for a day or so. Then the conversation stops and people go back...

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