After today's news of the recent passing of Cathriona White, once again we are faced with the sensitive topic of suicide and the prevalent role it plays in society. September is National Suicide Prevention month and now more than ever we're reminded of the countless number of individuals who live with depression, mental illness, addiction, and social conditions that lead to suicide.
It's important to remind the people we love that they are important, worth it and not alone in their feelings. While there is often a stigma associated with the topic of suicide, speaking out about these issues and looking to others for help will give people the support system they need to make the changes necessary for a healthy and happy life.
I recently came across a book titled If You Feel Too Much, written by Jamie Tworkowski, the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms. The book explores the hope of finding happiness while living with or knowing someone who lives with depression, exposing the reader to the experiences and emotions of the hardships along the way.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
I will write a full post on the book once I am finished!