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Being hurt is NEVER okay. It does not matter who does it or what the circumstances are. Nobody deserves to be abused or assaulted. Abuse comes in different forms. It includes verbal insults, withholding affection, physical threats/violence, intimidation, inappropriate touching, and sexual assault. Anyone can be affected. Regardless of your age, race, gender, financial status, etc., you could experience abuse. Being abused or assaulted by someone does not mean that you did something wrong. Abuse can happen to anyone. It is Not Your Fault.
Speak your Truth. Help is Available. Reach out to family, friends, counselors, or other trusted individuals/organizations. Do not allow shame or fear to hold you back. Your voice deserves to be heard. This is the beginning of your journey towards healing. You are a Survivor of pain, hurt, deceit, control, power, manipulation, and all other negativity associated with abuse. You Matter.
I am pleased to announce that October 10, 2018 is World Mental Health Day. Today is another opportunity to increase awareness about mental health issues. Young people are encountering more pressures of life than ever. Low self esteem, depression, bullying, and identity struggles are just a few of the problems that youth are facing. Sometimes these issues can lead to a more serious health problem like suicidal thoughts. Opening up and talking about unpleasant thoughts and feelings can relieve a lot of the pressure. Also, after talking to someone, you might realize that things are not as bad as you thought they were. Another person can also help you figure out a solution to the problem or direct you to other sources of help.
If you or anyone that you know is experiencing any of the mentioned problems, reach out and talk to someone like a trusted family member, friend, teacher, or counselor.
Mental Health Matters.
September is Suicide Prevention Month.
Talking to or even asking someone about Suicide can be uncomfortable, but it is necessary if you suspect someone is having suicidal thoughts or experiencing emotional difficulties. One of the biggest myths is that a person might start considering suicide if he or she is asked. In fact, it may be a relief that someone else recognizes their pain. So Be Bold, ask the tough question, “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” Be there, be supportive, and encourage the person to talk to a mental health professional.
Also, if you are that person who is thinking about ending your life, consider getting help by talking to someone. Just talking to a nonjudgmental person about what you are going through can make a difference. Please call 1-800-273-8255e or consider talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Your life matters.