It is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month! I know this is very real and apart of your every day lives but I just want you to know, you are not alone. Even in your deepest, darkest days – hold on to that thread of hope and push through because you are unique in every way. If you need a friend, I am here. Seriously, contact me – I will do my best to be there for you in every way possible. Or of course, you can reach out to a close personal friend or family member too – just know that there is hope and stay strong.
The mental health stigma is quite an interesting one, especially for how prominent it is. Over the past few weeks, I have ran into an issue (like may of you) that I find heart breaking and it is connected with the mental health theme.
As I mentioned, I have tried to schedule a therapy session for…easily a month? Ah, but to no avail – it has been silent for weeks. However, a faint glimmer of hope struck me and I did finally hear back from her last Friday for this Monday…but I have a job. I need a more advanced notice than 8P on a Friday…so I responded right back for her other availability for the rest of the week and you know what? It is almost 8P Tuesday and I still have not heard a thing.
I think I am done. Perhaps opening up her own practice has become more consuming than she realized, but I cannot have a wishy washy therapist! In terms of stability, she should be the rock for sure, right!? At least that is what I expect from a mental health professional. But perhaps I ask too much -.-. Now, I will have my moment and move on!
Now you know what this means, I must search for another soul to try to reach the same level of comfort. I fucking hate this idea and it gives me raging anxiety. So, the hunt begins. I will keep you posted on that, I feel there should be a site like Match but for therapists!? I fill out my profile, some fancy algorithm finds me a potential match, we have coffee and see if this thing is a go, before throwing out co-payments and a million questions later and packets that killed a small forest, only to find this fucker is a jack ass and wasted all of our time. Perhaps this will be my money maker, if no one else has taken it yet. DON’T STEAL IT!
ANYWAY..whew. Sorry about that rant, it has been building for a minute.
What I am trying to say is, the struggle is real boo, but I got you. A whole community has you and if you ever need help in a more private matter, do not be afraid to pick up your phone or send a text! You can find hotline numbers for all across the world –> here.
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Until next time friends – please take care of yourself and others!
P.S.- Please feel free to add some advice, links or resources in the comments!