Today, for reasons undisclosed, I feel it necessary to discuss this very important notion. I will not put down the statistic, but in the last two weeks alone, the incidences of suicide that I have personally heard of in a local proximity are staggering. I always feel concerned about this issue when I hear about it in the news thinking such thoughts as my gosh that poor individual I can't imagine what they were going through, and, if only there was something that could have stopped them. Unfortunately, having recently been diagnosed with severe anxiety, I have begun to experience some of the harmful thought processes that I imagine, if left solely in my head, could lead down a path unforseen. Things that have helped me thus far, have been talking to people. Friends, family, dr's, the neighbours cat, anyone that will listen. Realising that what I am experiencing is a completely normal side-effect of extreme stress and pressure in fact has made the outcome a little easier to deal with. I am awaiting CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) to help break the cycle of negative thought that often contributes to the cycle of low mood. I'm not saying it's easily remedied, but the hardest part in these kind of situations is being able to ask for help. So, if that is the case for anyone reading today or in the future, just remember that help is only at the end of a phone call, tweet, email, text, surprise visit to your neighbour or a message to me. In addition you can contact any one of these amazing organisations:
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