Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Please join @in.ecstatic.motion and @sultryabyss weekly for #SuicideAwarenessSaturday by posting in black and white. Let's use our voices and this platform to bring awareness to issues concerning mental health and the damaging effects of bullying.
Cyber bullying is extremely pervasive in modern society. Too often, recently, I have observed people using this platform to mock and bully others -- particularly in the "IG yoga community." Sometimes the hate is spewed directly in the comments section. Other times it is sneaky - more manipulative - hiding under a faux mask of "comedy," "humor," or a displaced sense of self-righteousness. This cannot be tolerated.
As a community, we MUST do better. We must stand together in solidarity against this behavior.
Each Saturday, let's turn Instagram BLACK & WHITE in a show of support for those who are suffering. Extend your virtual hand and let the galleries scream - YOU ARE NOT ALONE! YOU'RE LIFE MATTERS!
Visit SuicidePreventionLifeLine.Org or call 1-800-273-8255 if you're in need of support.