Suicide Prevention Month
The war against technology isn’t one we’re winning, and it doesn’t have to even be a war.
Specifically social media. We have to be present on it, we have to be picture perfect, we have to document our best moments and hide our worst. Other’s accept us as more followers follow us. You’re liked the more your photos are liked, loved the more your post are loved. Our emotions are continuously neglected unless they’re glittery and laced with gifs of confetti, champagne and anything else that reminds us of gold. We stick the dark parts of being human off our social presence and ensure that you all know (think) that I’M OKAY.
But the truth is we’re not all okay, and that is okay. We live in a society where the second greatest killer of our youth (14-24) is suicide. Every :40 seconds someone in this world completes suicide. In our country 121 people complete suicide every single day. It’s not about pretending we’re all okay, it’s not about smiling and continuing with your day, it’s about acknowledging you’re not okay, realizing that that is okay and reaching out to someone who can listen.
We’re all in this together. If you need someone to talk to, reach out because you may find that there are many of us that are ready to be there to listen. @artmoi