So, a little backstory here…I posted this a few days ago on IG and it was removed along with another post that named 5 influential writers who ended their lives by suicide. I called them The “Other” Writer’s Club. And no, the designated 24 hours that a story may run on the platform were not up.
Of course, I started to think about why the post would have been considered offensive? Should I have prefaced them with “September is National Suicide Prevention Month?”
Actually, National Suicide Prevention Week begins tomorrow and ends on September 14th, so I suspect that many will use this time to create greater awareness for this unsettling and rising epidemic.
Does talking about suicide create suicidal ideation ?
How do we improve a problem without discussing it?
Was the post uncomfortable to see? If so, for whom?
The stories that I create each contain different aspects of mental health (as do ALL stories) and I won’t stop…
Stay up, stay positive, and stay focused.
Hugs and blessings,
If you or a loved one are in in crisis and need of support, please call
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255), 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. All calls are confidential.