Sensitive content warning!!!! *
Mentions of suicidal ideation, self mutilation, and mental health crisis*
As I take this photo and post it, I am about to wake up my stressed, sleepy boyfriend for the millionth time to ask for supervision.
I know that even though he’s tired, and even though he’s stressed, he would never hold it against me and expects me to prioritize life, safety and health. I wouldn’t date someone who doesn’t feel that way.
I think one of the biggest barriers to getting help for mental health issues and crisis issues is the fear of weakness and the sacrifice of dignity. While these things are challenging and upsetting, it’s still always worth it to do what’s best for the safety of yourself and others, because that’s what’s most important.
When I’m feeling this way, I wake someone up, I bang on their door, I sleep on a couch, or I go to the hospital. I do whatever it takes. I’m always glad I did, and so are my beloved friends and family in the grand scheme of things.
If you are ever in need of crisis resources in the Hamilton or Niagara regions, feel free to message me ❤️ #sensitivecontent #safetyfirst #talkaboutit #crisissupport #endthestigmaofmentalhealth #putlivesfirst #askforhelp