Suicide

The stigma of being Masculine and Depressed

The Stigma of Masculinity and Depression

I’m a Man “I’m a man, so I’ve got to be _______________________. “ (Fill in the blank) What word came to mind? Strong Brave Self-Sufficient Powerful In control As a man, I know these are the types of words that pop into my head. This idea that we need to be a “man’s man” and…

How Her Pain Turned Into Something Beautiful

Cam’s Story: Her Pain Turned Into Something Beautiful We have partnered again with Vlogsters to introduce Camille Paddock to you.  She’s been through a lot!  She was bullied to the point where she considered taking her own life.  Thankfully, she did not.  She decided to use the challenges she faced for positive change.  She started…

Adeline’s Story: “I Wrote a Suicide Note”

Every morning, I would wake up and ask myself, “Will I make it through today without crying?” One day, I got fed up with it all. With my sadness, with being ignored, everything. I wrote a suicide note, prepared to take my life. That’s when everything flashed before my eyes. I should talk to someone,…

Life is Worth Fighting For

The Enemy is Fighting to Defeat You Written by: Lama-Leah If you were not on this earth, life for everyone else who is still here would never be the same. If you are struggling with knowing your true value, continue to read. Last week I was at a coffee shop with the intention to write but…

Elanor’s Story: Depression, Self-harm, Suicide

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t feeling sad. I hope I haven’t always been, but ever since I was little I used to think there was always something telling me I was worthless and ugly; I thought my brain was broken. When I grew up my brother was going through a hard time…