Depression Isn’t Sadness and Suicide Isn’t a Cry For Help… by Steve Safran

IMG_0039via Depression Isn’t Sadness and Suicide Isn’t a Cry For Help… by Steve Safran

I didn’t write this, but it ties in perfectly with my message which is “Mental Illness should be de-stigmatized.”

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, please remember that having a mental illness is not fun, and it’s not something we asked for, but it can be serious if left untreated.

If you need help, get help. There’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.

I’m not a Doctor, but I am a sufferer.

You are a beautiful human being.

If you or  loved one is considering harming themselves, please call THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255, or visit their live chat at

I love you all simply because you’re you.


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