Before I got back into posting my regular content, I felt the need to upload this post, as I can’t just simply ignore the news that we have all heard this past week. Hearing the news about Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain passing away, as they both committed suicide, completely rocked me and has set something off inside my body. No one truly knows what someone is going through, even when it may seem like they are happy or have it all. Both of them lived a life, doing what they love to do, but that still wasn’t enough. No amount of fame, money or travelling the world replaces what you feel inside.
This post has been hard for me to type out because I want to say the right thing, but there really isn’t any way of saying the “right” thing. I don’t know what it’s like to go through depression, but I do know that if you are going through it and you feel like the only way out is to take your life, please know that you matter. You are loved by so many people even if you don’t feel like that’s the case. You have made a positive impact on so many lives just by being you.
If you are having suicidal thoughts or need someone to talk to, please reach out to a loved one or even a professional. We are here to listen to you. You are never, ever alone.
If you know someone or think someone is going through something, please reach out and let them know you are here for them.
Suicide Prevention Hotline:
Canada: 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645
At the end of the day, my goal is to make as many people as I can aware that it is OKAY to talk about mental illnesses. It is OKAY to speak up if you are going through depression. It is NORMAL to not feel 100% all of the time. We are all human and we are definitely not perfect.
As always, you can contact me through email or social media (Instagram or Twitter) or even by leaving a comment on this post. I am hear to listen and hear to help you. Please reach out if you need to talk.