TW: Suicide, mental health.
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, and authors are among the many thousands tweeting their support for the day and those effected by suicide and mental health issues. Here are some of the most inspiring and informative tweets from authors on this important day of recognition and remembrance.
If you, or a loved one is struggling with mental illness, don’t suffer alone. Seek professional help; call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or if you prefer, chat with them online here.
It’s #WorldSuicidePreventionDay AND it’s my birthday, the coincidence feels lovely. This time 7 years ago I couldn’t bear being alive. Today I’m so grateful I’m still here
If you’re feeling close to the edge, please PLEASE hang on xxxxx
— Marian Keyes (@MarianKeyes) September 10, 2018
— Lorna Eifflaender (@lc_riley) September 10, 2018
Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
1 person in 15 has made a suicide attempt in their life
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 49
A person dies by suicide every 40 SECONDS
Check in on the people you love. Let them know you’re there.
It might just save a life.
— hattie gladwell (@hatttiegladwell) September 10, 2018
It’s OK to need help
It’s OK to cry
It’s OK to not feel OK
It’s OK to talk
It’s not OK we make those who have attempted or contemplated suicide feel like outsiders. We must understand and helps those who need it!#WorldSuicidePreventionDay
— Henry Fraser (@henryfraser0) September 10, 2018
Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay – I talked about things that might possibly help if you’re struggling with your days here on @thegriefcast I mean my voice may well make it worse, but if you can hold on & give tomorrow another go , please do. Xxx https://t.co/3hNjMY8iEN
— Aisling Bea (@WeeMissBea) September 10, 2018
It’s #WorldSuicidePreventionDay so, please take a moment today to think about one another & what some might be going through. It’s often very hard to reach out & talk about the pain & that asking for help is NEVER something to feel ashamed about, it isn’t weakness, it’s strength
— Giles Paley-Phillips (@eliistender10) September 10, 2018
A poem in honour of #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
Please know that you are loved and that your life is valuable! pic.twitter.com/34Np0zqySo
— Lorcán Cahill (@LorcanCahill) September 10, 2018