To Fellow Suicide Attempt Survivors
Let's face it: life can be tough sometimes, and we all have our own unique journey to navigate.
But here's the good news - we're in this together, and we can come out the other side stronger than ever before.
Healing is a process that takes time, and it's important to be patient with ourselves along the way. We may cope or struggle in different ways, and that's okay. The key is to keep moving forward, one step at a time.
Remember to give yourself grace, even on the toughest days. There's no one-size-fits-all guide to life, but we can learn and grow from our experiences.
So, let's keep pushing through and supporting each other every step of the way. We got this!
It's Okay Not To Be Okay
It's ok not to be ok sometimes.
Whether you're fresh out of the hospital or trying to make sense of why you considered suicide, we've got your back. Suicide is a complicated issue, and answers might not come easily, but you're not alone in this. Despite the challenges you might still face, those of us who have survived a suicide attempt know that helpful resources are out there to support us on our healing journey.
Maybe you let your guard down, and it backfired. You're sitting in class, drawing some edgy stuff in your notebook, when your teacher catches a glimpse and sends you to the school counselor. Harmless enough, right? Wrong. Before you know it, you're getting carted off to a mental institution and your parents are being threatened with jail time if they don't drop you off ASAP. What the actual heck?!
Well, my friend, that's the Baker Act. It's a law that allows for involuntary psychiatric evaluation and treatment for people who may be a danger to themselves or others. So, if someone thinks you're a danger, they can use the Baker Act to force you into a mental institution for up to 72 hours without your consent.
Don't get it twisted - the Baker Act can be helpful in certain situations. It can prevent someone from hurting themselves or others and get them the help they need. But it can also be misused and abused, like in the scenario I mentioned earlier.
That's why it's important to know your rights and be informed about the Baker Act. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, there are resources available, like hotlines and crisis centers that can provide support without resorting to the Baker Act as an immediate resort. Let's make sure we're using the Baker Act responsibly and protecting the rights of those who might be struggling with mental health challenges!
No matter what you're going through, we want to be here for you fr. Take it one second at a time, and remember that we're in this together.
Your Life Matters