Words Matter.

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?

And why?

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 on why you do what YOU do.

Hugs and blessings,

Mya

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.

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5 thoughts

    1. Lots of hardened, weary hearted people out here…But God keeps reminding me who I am—-through powerful and blessed people. I don’t always swallow the pills they give me easily, but after time, I realize that they’re a vessel trying to guide me back to where I belong….🙏🏾

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    1. We actually do need to have active discussions about suicide. Especially when you consider the number of children we’re losing to suicide. It is very uncomfortable to talk about, but we’re dealing with a real crisis here. Thanks for your feedback, Eilidh…🙏🏾

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