In the wake of Robin Williams’ death last week the world has been in shock. Not only because we lost a truly inspiring man, but because it opened up the debate as to whether or not suicide is selfish.
I have absolutely no interest in entering that debate. As far as I’m concerned no-one can every truly know what’s going on in another person’s head.
But what I do want to say is, if you’re feeling sad or considering hurting yourself, please talk to someone.
We live in a world where there’s a stigma around seeking help. Vulnerability is seen as sign of weakness. Something to be pitied. But I don’t think asking for help is weak.
I wanted to write a post about the importance of talking to someone, but then I found this little owl who has put it more eloquently than I ever could:
So please, if you feel like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, don’t be afraid to speak up. Because, whatever battle you’re fighting, you don’t have to fight it on your own.