2018-06-07 p/c: The Lifeline Twitter The shocking and sad news about Kate Spade’s suicide is a reminder that just because someone’s life may appear to be “perfect” – you never really know what they are going through. Rich or poor – doesn’t matter. Mental health is a disease that can affect anyone. Be aware of the signs. Get help if you need it. Keep fighting. Your happiness is worth the fight and I promise, you’re strong enough to keep going…even when you feel as though you aren’t. Mental health is health. If you are struggling or in crisis – you are not weak. You are sick. You need to seek help. Just keep fighting – one day at a time. Happiness is out there for you, no matter what the boogeyman in your head tells you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. As someone who has survived a suicide attempt, my heart aches every time I see a notice of another life lost. My heart breaks for the family and friends left behind. But my heart also breaks for the life lost. I know the pain they were feeling. I know the feeling of giving up. I know how easily one can spiral out and I know how easily the boogeyman in your head can tighten his grip on your thoughts. I beg of you, if you are struggling or in crisis – reach out to someone for help. It’s out there – I PROMISE. …and if you know someone who battles any form of mental health, please – reach out to them. A simple, “Hi. How are you?” could save a life. Trust me. One more thing. If the news of Kate Spade’s passing is triggering you in any way – take care of yourself. Get offline. Mute words. Call a crisis hotline. Go to a therapy session or a meeting. Do something to take care of YOU. You matter. You are important. You are not alone. If you are in crisis, here is a link to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. The post Mental Health Is Health And You Are Not Alone appeared first on Jenn and the City.