September is Suicide Prevention month.
Taking your life is not the answer, for your problems. Your life matters and you are here on this Earth for a REASON and for a PURPOSE.
You may not have had the best parents growing up and/or the best childhood. But, through your RESILANCE, you MADE IT! You may think that you have had the worse day of your life, but the best is yet to come.
Your ladder days will be better than your former days. Begin to accept yourself for who you are. Become more self-aware; ask yourself who am I? Begin to accept others for who they are. Let go of false expectations of yourself and others.
FORGIVE yourself and others. Begin to live your life for today, because tomorrow is not promised. Enjoy life’s PRECIOUS MOMENTS!
Focus on the things that you can control. Be INTENTIONAL about your wellness and well-being.
Seek PROFESSIONAL help from your general practitioner, primary care physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, and/or a clinical mental health counselor, to ensure that you are living your best life.
You are worth waking up tomorrow. You are worth having another chance at living a life of PURPOSE. You are worth walking in your TRUE-SELF.
To cope with life’s challenges: You can try meditation, mindfulness, and/or positive self-talk. You can MANIFEST the positive things that you want in your life. You can learn how to find balance with the unwanted and wanted things in your life.
“Christ speaks to us of the peace
That passeth understanding:
My peace I give
Unto you. Let not your heart
Be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Take these words and stand them
Like so many glowing candles
In the forests of the night.
And I will speak to you
If you are a person who is at risk of suicide. HELP IS ON THE WAY.
Call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 (para ayuda en español, llame al 988). You can also contact the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741). Both services provide 24-hour, confidential support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Contact social media outlets directly if you are concerned about a friend’s social media updates or dial 911 in an emergency.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Service members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text messaging service. Dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone or send a text message to 838255 to connect with a VA responder. You can also start a confidential online chat session at Veterans Crisis Chat.