Reblog: Suicidal thoughts, a faulty system, and societal shaming, oh my…

Today is World Mental Health Day.

Not unlike any other day, I was poking around the internet-sphere in search of comforting, explanatory, or otherwise related information on things I struggle with – mental health overall, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, and so on. I came upon this blog post and am reblogging because it is both uber-relatable and a good read. Much thanks to its author.

Love & Light,

There Ain’t No Atlas.

If you’re reading this on your phone, I suggest turning it on its side and reading it that way because it looks better and is much more palatable.

I know I already posted the interview today but I saw this article and had to link to it because I have been seeing a lot of people echo this in regards to their personal experiences and I think we don’t discuss it enough as a society. It seems as if we always have enough energy and time to make simplistic statements about how suicide is 4.pnga “permanent solution to a temporary problem” and those struggling with suicidal ideation simply need to “get help” as if there is some infallible checklist and, if they just complete it, they won’t commit suicide.

I think about suicide, a lot, and I think the reason people are eager to write it off with a simple…

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M.A.Young is driven by her love of words, passionate pursuit of knowledge, and desire for a more inclusive and accepting world. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, she struggles daily with mental health issues including generalized and social anxiety, C-PTSD, depression, and self-worth.

She is the sole contributer to and founder of AnnotherVoice, a relatively unfocused blog originally created as a sounding board for the myriad of thoughts running through her mind. Her writing runs the gamut from fiction and poetry to current events and politics. She strongly encourages everyone to pay attention to the world around them and to vote!

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2 thoughts on “Reblog: Suicidal thoughts, a faulty system, and societal shaming, oh my…

  1. Ok, so, today I learned that “Reblog” is a whole mess to use. I hadn’t ever actually used it before and it looked like it worked but I couldn’t find it anywhere in my admin end. Turns out, it published on my site, which redirects to this site, which resulted in a 404 error because they have different permalink settings. I couldn’t figure out how to fix that so I gave up, copy/pasted the post from there to here, and set up a redirect from the original 404 error link to this one. Let me just say, I won’t EVER do that again because it was just way too much work. I guess if I want to share something I’ve found elsewhere I’ll either use “Press This” or just paste in the link directly to my own post. Sorry folks… I tried. Love & Light

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