I push Mental Health Wellness so hard because I've been in the shoes of those women who have considered #suicide more than I care to admit. You never know what someone is going through behind closed doors or in their minds while in the public eye.
Depression, Suicidal thoughts, and Suicide respect no race, culture, gender, or socioeconomic status.
It doesn't care if you're attractive, tall or short, slim or thick, popular or not, or about how many degrees you hold.
However, I can tell you who actually cares about you...Your friends, family, and those who are inspired by you.
I know FIRST hand how it feels to live in a state of depression and with thoughts of suicide crowding out any possibility of hope.
In that particular state of mind, it doesn't look like or feel like life will get better...EVER!
I can also tell you after all those years and multiple suicide attempts later, I am STILL HERE. Several years ago, I chose to do something bold and different; go against the negative thoughts that plague my mind.
I wanted different, so I went after it and never looked back.
Life gets better with time, patience, and intentionality. It isn't easy, but it is possible and worth it.
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Dani Parks is a freelance writer, published author, and speaker who enjoys advocating for Mental Health Awareness & Wellness.
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