Mental illness has a way of sucking the color, vibrancy and excitement from life. It can cause crippling physical and emotional symptoms and, occasionally, it can even lead to suicide.
That’s why it’s so crucial to send the message that mental health conditions are treatable. A national conversation on mental illness and suicide erases some of the stigma that comes with psychological disorders and, hopefully as a result, propels people to seek professional support.
One of the best ways to have this conversation is through the vast platform of social media. In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, the mental health-focused nonprofit organization, To Write Love On Her Arms started the hashtag #IKeptLiving. The tweets are an inspirational reminder that seeking treatment for mental illness is essential.
Take a look at some of the encouraging messages below:
If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.
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