God pulled me #OutOfTheDark; now I pray He uses my story to do the same for someone else. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
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Our #suicide survivor feature of the day is #Mandisa. The singer revealed that after a close friend died from breast cancer, she spiraled into deep depression, and almost took her own life. "It got pretty bad to the point, where if I had not gotten off that road, I would not be sitting here today," she shared. Losing a loved one can trigger intense feelings of grief, and for some people, it leads to mental illness or make repressed emotions worse. "Grief shook the foundation underneath me in a way that I didn’t expect, but God saved my life," she goes on. Mandisa also struggled with emotional eating and isolated herself from family and friends. "Emotional eating is what I have done my entire life. I gained over 200 pounds and sunk into the deepest depression of my life after Kisha passed," she explained. Luckily an intervention from friends, persuaded her to seek professional counseling. Mandisa has released a new album, "Out Of The Dark," to share her story and address silent suffering. The singer wants people to know that they are not alone, and can overcome grief and depression, just like she did. "I realized I don’t have to be perfect and have it all together. I am a masterpiece in the making. I’m just unfinished for right now," Mandisa expressed. September is #SUICIDEprevention month, but this conversation matters all year long. Follow @alegacyleftbehind as we share statistics, ways to get help, and the stories of celebrities who have either attempted or committed suicide this month. We hope young people reading this, will persevere through their pain, like Mandisa did. #beatyourblues #griefsupport #dmvgirls #dmvladies #dmvwomen #blackwomen #blackpsychology #dcmillennials #blackgirlpower #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #melaninandmentalhealth #minoritymentalhealth #blackmentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #blackmentalhealthmatters #blackmindsmatter #blackgirljoy #womenofcolor #silencetheshame #blackmillennials #saveourgirls #SUICIDEawareness #SUICIDEpreventionmonth