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Mental illness

Updated on July 22, 2015

Are you okay?

Feeling afraid, depressed, lost or lonely? We've all felt this way at some point in our lives and we survived through it. But for many, it's a never ending experience.

So many individuals have suffered a life long illness of depression and loneliness. They feel trapped. They feel ashamed. They're afraid to speak up and ask for help. For reasons such as being judged or rejected. This state of mind is what I, and many others call, 'Mental illness'.

Mental illness can become difficult to live with. Some find it so hard to keep going with this taunting illness that they believe the only escape is to take their own lives. So to take away their suffering they leave scars and tears behind for others.

  • In 2013, there were 41,149 deaths by suicide in the United States.
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death;
  • homicide ranks 16th.
  • It is the second leading cause of death for 15 - 24 year olds.

But it shouldn't have to get to this point. We should be able to ask for help when we need it. It's okay to ask for help. It is not okay to judge anyone when they ask for help.

Having someone to talk to while at a low mental state can be helpful in many ways. It helps to know that someone cares. It is time to learn more about mental illness and the resources around us. That way we can get the help we need and we can offer the help others need.

  • There are resources like; The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s mission is to provide immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is the only national suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource funded by the United States Federal Government.
  • Websites like; Where you can donate and help others become healthier and find their way back to a happier mental state.

There are so many more resources. Always keep fighting. Keep going and never give up hope. Ask for help when it's needed and stay safe.

More recourses can be found below.


  • If you'd like to talk to me or others about something that is on your mind, please do not hesitate to visit: It is anonymous and 100% free.There is also a mobile app where you can go online and talk to someone whenever you need it.

Dedicated to the mission of reducing and eliminating suicide and suicide attempts through education, advocacy, and collaboration.

Survivors of Suicide, Inc., is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, self-help support group for those who have lost a relative or friend through suicide.• NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

Do you suffer from mental illness and did the recources help in any way?

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Let's take the stigma out of mental illness

It'll all be okay.

  • Remember, it is okay to ask for help.
  • asking for help in no way makes you weak.
  • stay strong.
  • find the right help for you

i know finding help can be difficult but if you keep looking and never give up, the right help will be there for you. Take care. You're so strong (:


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    • denise.w.anderson profile image

      Denise W Anderson 

      3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      Living with mental illness is difficult. Sometimes, we think that we can get through it if we just toughen up. Unfortunately, that may not be the case. We need the help of others. Having someone to talk with helps us to work through our feelings and gives us reassurance that others care about us. We do not have to do it alone.


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