Full respect to this guy here. Documenting his journey recovering from mental health problems and doing his bit to destroy the stigma surrounding mental health problems.
Do yourself a favour and jump over to his page, have a look and a read.
#Repost @drew.t.thornton (@get_repost)
*Please Read, Mental health movement*
When it comes to depression it is hard to comprehend, though never turn your back on someone who is depressed. Depression is a very complex illness, though it is important to try and understand the darkness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.
Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Many more attempt suicide. Suicide occurs throughout the lifespan and is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally.
For every suicide there are many more people who attempt suicide every year. A prior suicide attempt is the single most important risk factor for suicide in the general population.
Stigma, particularly surrounding mental disorders and suicide, means many people thinking of taking their own life or who have attempted suicide are not seeking help and are therefore not getting the help they need. The prevention of suicide has not been adequately addressed due to a lack of awareness of suicide as a major public health problem and the taboo in many societies to openly discuss it.
Raising community awareness and breaking down the taboo/stigma is the most important strategy to make progress in preventing suicide, so let's show the people around the world that it's ok to #SEEKHELP take a selfie with this Apex 🙏🏻 (meaning togetherness and support) tag 5 friends and let's get the message out and get those to #RISEABOVEDOUBT and reach out.
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