The news recently revolved around suicides of famous people and when a celebrity comes out or there is a mass shooting, some light is shed on mental illness.
However, the important talk about a national epidemic fades quickly and this is a tragedy.
It is upon each individual to know the signs of mental illness and suicide, what to do if they see them, and to get over the stigma of mental illness.
Please, if you know someone right now who you think might be suicidal or suffering from depression or another mental illness, do not hesitate to ask them if everything is okay. YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE!
If you don’t know where to go, please google “Bipolar Bandit” where you will find my blog, FB page, Twitter page and Pinterest. I also run FB group called Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses that has over 25,000 people worldwide that discuss topics facing the world today regarding mental health. I also have a FB page called Mental Health Advocates United that posts encouraging memes and information about the various illnesses.
The first step in fixing the epidemic is for everyone to get educated. Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255