Mental health has become more of a prominent position in our society and in our homes. Unfortunately, not for the way I thought it would be.
We are impacted by the news of suicides by family members to co-workers to the celebrity you saw on TV last night. Many times, people are unaware of what depression, PTSD, bipolar or ADD look like. So their only answer is to end it all. I understand completely.
Suicide is a horrific way to solve problems. Choosing suicide for your answer is like solving your problems with your problems.
My heart beats passionately for my mental health family. I know what it is like today to struggle with a mental illness.
I believe the “News” about our families will not be in vain because the broken hearts and the freshly fallen tears will propel people toward mental health awareness. We need to open up our eyes to the truth.
For years, the suicide rates have continually increased in each of the states, according to a 2016 C.D.C. study. In some states, the rate of veteran suicides is the highest on record. 84 percent of the souls who commit suicide are white. At the same time, 77 percent are men.
These suicide numbers are chilling. And how many more people have died by their own hands since then?
Ever since my diagnosis, my dream has always been on a mission to encourage and educate people affected by mental illness. That, of course, includes everyone! My second dream has always been concerning what I could do to bring to the mental health community besides my writing.
To be honest with you, I never got a sense of what this dream was about. This latest march of innocent people slain by suicide’s lies from January 2018 to June 2018, has quickened the fire within me to go full force raising the banner of awareness all the way.
Since then, I discovered my second dream is to host a charity 5 K run/walk for mental health research. This would be my biggest project to date. And I would give it my all.
The One True Answer
With the bipolar roller coaster happening practically all day, every day now, I have learned to lean on my Jesus for everything. I know without a doubt, the prayers I lifted to Heaven were heard and taken before the throne of God.
How did I know? He answered my prayers and He still does! Now, He might not have answered them exactly how I wanted them to be answered. That’s okay. He places my tears in a bottle when I cry, holds me closer than a brother to His side and balances the earth with His other hand all at the same time. I think I can say, He knows what is best for me.
After all, God knitted me in my mother’s womb. He knows every hair on my head because He has counted them all! If the God of the universe knows me that intricately, He knew ahead of time I would have bipolar – and still loved me enough to send His Son to die for me.
He has always been there for me when either my mind went haywire or plunged to the depths.
Why am I doing this?
- I’m a Jesus Girl;
- I love mentally ill people;
- I love to give myself to worthy causes;
- I love to encourage;
- I love to educate:
- I love to write; and
- I love to organize events.
Whatever your dreams…pursue them!
Call to Action
If you would like to help me in this endeavor, make note of it in the comment section or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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