Disclaimer (Trigger Warning): This blog discusses mental health and suicide.
Hey Good People,
I pray that you are doing okay and taking it one day at a time.
January has been a month for the books. Starting the year off by contracting COVID-19 was not something I was expecting but I'm happy to say that I have recovered and feeling back to 100%. Along with so much sickness happening around us, there is something else that is also affecting our communities.
A lot has taken place over these last few weeks. It seems like every day we are losing more and more of our people to suicide and it is incredibly devastating. The recent news of the passing of Ian Alexander Jr., son of Academy Award winning actress, Regina King and Cheslie Kryst, journalist, lawyer and Miss USA 2019, brought tears to my eyes. Many would say that their lives were perfect so what was the problem? This is problematic to say. To think that from the outside looking in and assuming that someone's life is perfect doesn't take into consideration what they may have been battling internally. So many amazing people whose names we know or may not know are no longer here with us. It's heartbreaking that many were not able to receive help or felt that they didn't have any support.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
Y'all lets rally around each other. Times are hard right now for so many. COVID-19 has not made it any easier. Check in with your family & friends. Send those goofy text messages to make someone laugh. Be kind. Spread love.