When you imagine anxiety, what do you see?
Accompanied by more anxiety, guilt and isolation, I worry that I am letting the people that I love down. I worry that people will see me as unreliable. I worry that I will seem boring.
The “Blue Whale Challenge,” also called the “Blue Whale game,” and “F57,” is a “game” that investigators believe to have started in Russia, and has been the cause of multiple teen deaths by suicide. Kids are literally being blackmailed and threatened into harming themselves and others.
"Depression is an incredibly hard journey to walk through. It breaks us in ways we cannot quite understand, as it steals our worth and twists our perspective all wrong. It leaves marks on us that are hard to remove."
If you or someone you know is struggling with self-harm, concerning depression or thoughts of suicide, contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741-741, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Loving someone with depression and anxiety just means loving the only way any of us ever should—with listening hearts, open minds and a willingness to look into the many branches of each other’s souls.
I wanted the creator of the meme to feel the weight of what he had done. I wanted him to come out from behind the security of his computer screen to face me in the real world because only then could he see the negative impact his cruel joke had upon so many people.