“Church, it’s time we up our game. Suicide prevention is our fight.”
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.
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.
"1 out of 4 people suffer from mental illness. Look around you, and chances are out of the closest 3 people, 1 of you may be suffering from mental illness. Elizabeth speaks volumes from her own experience battling mental illness and how it is not a personal problem, but a communal one for which we are all responsible to address."
Imagine what would happen if we treated physical illness the way we treat mental illness. People would be walking around with broken bones, serious cases of the flu, and no hope for improvement or healing.