We have had two celebrity suicides this week. What will it take to get folks to check on each other regularly, recognize signs, etc?
My 40th birthday is coming up in a month and “From Darkness To Sunshine” is still fresh on the market. Therefore, I’ve been contacting folks I normally wouldn’t contact. I do more than social media. I utilize calling, texting, visiting, and of course word of mouth. Ensure your loved ones are good.
You really never know what a person is going through or what demons they are fighting. Many know I spend half of my time in the car, commuting. I often like to call folks to check in on them, or send a text. I know how it feels, and I want them to know I love them and they can contact me anytime they feel they need to talk.
Please keep this going, even when the media does not. Be that voice, that person. We need more Earth Days, and less funerals, RIPs, or GoFundMes.
This is the season for festivals, cookouts, vacations, etc. Invite them to your home, and go visit them. Make time for it.
There is a meme I detest. It basically says just because you work full time you can’t see folks like you should. Ummm, I work full time, have side income, a book to promote, a sick mother to care for, and I STILL make time for what’s important.
Please don’t take suicide or mental illness lightly. Also, manage your time well. I’m here for that also.
Be that person, that voice, during this time. Don’t let anyone slip through the cracks.