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- Blogger Milly Smith, through her Instagram account Self Love Club, has wanted to show the world how dangerous it is to judge whether or not a person has suicidal thoughts just by their physical appearance
Blogger Milly Smith, through her Instagram account Self Love Club, has wanted to show the world how dangerous it is to judge whether or not a person has suicidal thoughts just by their physical appearance
With a comparison of two images the young woman has explained why she had to face certain comments that led her to try to commit suicide. "You don't look like you want to commit suicide," her doctor told her. Words that still aggravated her condition.
"You don't seem suicidal. '… I remember the doctor saying those words to me after telling him that he had had suicidal thoughts," he writes. "I remember at that time my 14-year-old self feeling useless, stupid and sorry."
“It left me confused. How was it supposed to be? A bottle of pills in one hand and a suicide note in the other? Those words were close to cost me my life, that judgment, those stupid, stupid words”. Smith explains in his post that he later tried to commit suicide. “I remember thinking, 'I can't get help, I don't look suicidal, I don't fit in, they will laugh at me. I remember thinking that I should have followed the script, worn the appropriate suicide suit when I woke up in the resuscitation room because everyone around me was worried, sad and worried. By then it might have been too late, I might not have been there to see those faces if my partner hadn't saved my life. " Smith urges his followers not to generalize in terms of mental health and suicide:“The danger is thinking that mental illness has a face, a way of presenting itself. This is how stigma and judgments about mental health / suicide affect those who are ill.” “In both photos I was suicidal, maybe not the same way but I had suicidal thoughts hanging around me. Let's stop the trials. Let's stop the stigmata. " Read more
7 signs that you are falling into depression Your post has gotten over 22,000 likes in three days and has more than 600 comments. “My boss told me that he didn't appear to be depressed. I have never felt so stupid in all my life. I read this and cried, thanks for sharing it, "says a follower. And another adds: “Thanks for sharing it. This is a theme that still resurfaces in my 40s. I wish I had known you in my youth ❤️ Stay safe, whatever happens.”