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#WorldSuicidePreventionDay was yesterday and going ghost #onhere for it was probably the smartest thing I’ve done recently because folx have been dropping like flies the last two years. 2018 has been a particularly dangerous year for young death. And the ages keep dropping.
I’m about 4(?) years removed from my first suicide attempt. Is it gonna be my last? Meh. IDK. I feel like it would be hella dishonest to say a simple yes or no, but it has been interesting to reflect on it year after year.

This is not a pity post. So don’t bring that to my doorstep, IRL or online. This is just me merely talking outloud about how suicidal ideation never really goes away and I think folx need to be upfront about admitting that 🤷🏾‍♀️

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My name is Johnnie Jae, I'm from the Otoe-Missouria & Choctaw tribes of Oklahoma. I am the founder of @tribecalledgeek & our suicide prevention initiative #Indigenerds4Hope. I am a co-founder of @notyourmascots & @LiveIndigenous and I'm a Bi-Polar Suicide Survivor
I will struggle with mental illness and suicide for the rest of my life. It isn't easy, it's painful. I get tired, I get frustrated and I struggle but I'm also braver, stronger, wiser, patient and compassionate. I've learned to thrive and live with purpose.
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Trump: Day 598
-Approval Rating Plummets to 36%
-Directly Attacks Woodward's "Fear"
-Threatens Sanctions Against ICC
-Making it Easier 2 Release Methane
-Sanders 1st W.H. Briefing in 3 Weeks
-Butina May Divulge Illegal Activities
-Omarosa Sz Clinton Was "Robbed"
Day 703 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 555 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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#WorldSuicidePreventionDay thread. 👇
1) Lost 7 male pals over 10 yrs to #Suicide & the devastation does not ease.
I don't do 'feels', but perhaps you'll gleam something useful from my rambling account of what it leaves behind.
I'm not subtle, for that I cannot apologise.
2) Long term friendships disappear, as you begin to find remaining pals are nothing but a reminder.
When all your socialising & reminiscing is related to the dead, it becomes less inviting.
When the things you have in common are death-related, your relationship changes.
3) The family of the dead are never the same.
Mothers devastated. Sisters broken. Children damaged.
That constant feeling you have let them down, knowing you HAVE let them down, because you were helpless, useless, & ultimately irrelevant when it mattered. It bites bad.
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You know what doesn't stop suicide? Posting a Facebook update every six months in response to a celebrity's suicide that says, "If you ever feel like killing yourself, reach out to me." Or, "I'm always here for you. Call me if you need me."

You know what DOES stop suicide? Talking to people you care about. Listening to their problems. Especially being mindful of and being present in the lives of loved ones that you *know* are at-risk of suicide because of depression, anxiety or PTSD.

I tried suicide. I failed. I have several friends who tried. A couple of them succeeded. No one is going to reach out to you if you haven't stretched a hand to them. And occasional words, directed at no one are not an outstretched hand.

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Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

One of the most important things we can do to fight the growing epidemic of suicide in America is talk about it. We have a really bad problem that is getting worse quickly, but we can't help people if we ignore their problems. 1/
First a few notes on the problem, and what we've learned in recent months.

A new CDC shows that the incidence of suicide in the US has risen sharply, by about 30% over the past two decades. 2/…
In addition to veterans, more new groups are also starting to show heightened suicide risk:
- Young women…
- Black children…
- Farmers…
Most of us probably know someone who has experienced suicidal thoughts. 3/
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It's apparently #WorldSuicidePreventionDay so:

I've been v deeply suicidal at various stages of my life, for various reasons. Friends, family and meds have helped me get to a stage where I'm mentally healthier than ever and it doesn't cross my mind for weeks at a time ♥️
My worst suicidal period, and the time I was most in danger, I was still going to work, uni, and probably didn't seem much other than a bit down. Friends & family helped me feel safe enough to admit how bad it was and get better support - providing that space is so important!
Also every suicidal period for me has been triggered by structural issues, such as being put on a 2 year waiting list for medical conditions causing chronic pain, or being flat out broke from being unemployed and unable to get benefits. It's not a coincidence.
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Folks tell me it has helped when I've talked about it, so here goes - as many of you know I've struggled with depression & anxiety for 20 years.

In that time, I've had many myths busted about those two buggers. Here's the top 5... 1/ #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
5. 'You need to be stuck in bed all day to *really* have depression.'

Don't get me wrong - some can really be affected that way. However, you can be severely depressed & very much upright.

I went through a number of jobs, very ill & wondering why I couldn't perform - Duh! 2/
I figured that because I could get out of bed and front up to work, I wasn't Ill.

Never mind that my illness was seriously fatigued, that it was impacting my communication skills - I could barely look people in the eye!
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Let me tell you the story of when I first encountered someone who did experience suicidal thoughts @theresa_may. It was a few months ago when an EU citizen emailed me late one evening expressing them. This was someone I didn’t know. But yes, I asked them if they’re ok. 1/
In fact: I offered to talk to them and did so till 2:30am in the morning. I’m not a psychologist, but what was I supposed to do... Why was the person so distressed? Because their PR application had been rejected and they now feared for their future. Whether it’s suicidal 2/
thoughts or other mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety, your policies are directly responsible for thousands of people feeling stressed and unwell *every single day*. #WorldSuicidePreventionDay would be a good day for you to reflect on that. 3/
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Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay and while I usually wouldn't participate in hashtags, this one is of particular importance to me. Here's some of the most important statistics regarding suicide in our society today.
In the last 20 years suicide rates have increased by around 25%. More than half of those who died by suicide, had not been diagnosed with a mental health condition. There are only three causes of death which are increasing year over year: drug overdoses, Alzheimer's, and suicide.
Women are four times more likely to attempt suicide, while men are five times more likely to die by suicide. Men are far more likely to use lethal means (firearm, hanging) while women are more likely to use para-lethal means such as self-poisoning with medications.
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Suicidal thoughts like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age/gender/background.
Suicide is often result of untreated mental health condition.
Suicidal thoughts although common shouldn't be considered normal, often indicate more serious issues.
Each year 41000+ individuals die by suicide, leaving behind friends & family members to navigate tragedy of loss.
Friends & families affected by a suicide loss, called suicide loss survivors are left in the dark.
Often feelings of shame & stigma prevent them from talking openly.
We can help prevent suicide

Understanding the issues concerning suicide & mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, change the conversation around suicide.

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1/ The LGBTQI community is rife with suicide. We're killing ourselves across the globe because our daily lives are riddled with despair, loneliness and hate. So here's some of my thoughts... #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
2/ I spent my childhood battling thoughts that almost drove me to the edge. Being gay in Pakistan was a daily struggle. Despite having people that loved me unconditionally I was fighting day and night with a debilitating heteronormative pressure.
3/ Moving to Britain helped a little, but it didn't absolve me of that struggle. In Pakistan I feared murder, my own self-hate and the wrath of colonial laws. Here, I was faced with an LGBTQ community that was riddled with racism.
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Good morning, beloveds.

In 2013, which I affectionately refer to as The Year Of All The Mistakes, I lived in a friend's basement for six months.

And one day I laid on the floor of the bathroom furious with everyone who loved me -- because it meant I couldn't kill myself.
I had ended the relationship I thought I'd be in forever. I wasn't sure anyone would ever want to marry me. I had no idea where I was going to live. I wanted to become a pastor but felt like a complete failure at my internship.

My ever-present depression had taken a death grip.
I felt ashamed to reach out, because I didn't want anyone to know how bad it was. I wanted to look strong. I didn't want to burden someone.

And I was so, so angry that people loved me.

I knew I couldn't die, and I lay there absolutely furious.
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The sinister thing about severe depression and anxiety is how logical and reasonable it can seem. You can (internally) keep saying the most horrid things about yourself and they make perfect sense. It can lead you right off the precipice. 1/ #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
I managed to survive years of the most awful whispers in my ear (probably why I don't particular care about trolls), before I couldn't take any more and came close to ending my own life. Thankfully, I had others who could spot the signs. 2/ #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
Talking to someone, finding a medication level that worked & undergoing some intensive talking therapy wasn't easy - in fact, it was brutal, but I came out the other side wanting to live, and live well. The pain subsided. I could lift my head again. 3/ #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
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Super proud & excited to launch the 'UK Suicide Prevention Charter' with support from @Samaritans on #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

I will be running a campaign to get as many organisations around the country to sign up!

Sign Up Here:…

#SPcharter 👊🏾💚
Really thrilled that @SheffieldUni & @SheffieldSU are the first organisations in the country to sign the 'UK Suicide Prevention Charter' pledging to take positive action to promote mental wellbeing & prevent suicide…

This wouldn't have been possible without the love, help & support of @K_47, @davidluck13, @joeckersley, @felly500

Thank you guys! 👊🏾💚

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