Sadly, today is also the first anniversary of when my dear friend became a widow.
Her husband took his life because he thought it was the only way out.
My heart aches for her and their two boys.
...and for every other person affected by suicide.
I have suffered from depression for a number of years.
Anti depressants are currently an every day part of my life.
I hope that this isn't a "forever" thing, but for now, it is what it is.
Without them, I am not myself.
I'm glad that I recognise that.
For the past few years, I have been writing "love" on my arm in support of the "To Write Love On Her Arms" movement (#TWLOHA). This year, in honour of my friend, I decided to make it permanent.
Sue did a fabulous job inking it in. So, why the paper plane? I feel like it's me sending my love out to whoever needs it...and you know, for my love of all things paper and origami. It's a personal thing, and that's the beauty of tattoos.
R U OK Day...a national day of action which aims to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to connect with someone they care about and help stop little problems turning into big ones. This is one day that I fully support with all my heart.
- Lowered self-esteem
- Change in sleep patterns
- Change in mood control
- Varying emotions throughout the day
- Change in appetite and weight
- Reduced ability to enjoy things
- Reduced ability to tolerate pain
- Reduced sex drive
- Suicidal thoughts
- Impaired concentration and memory
- Loss of motivation and drive
- Increase in fatigue
- Change in movement Being out of touch with reality
Sending love to you all...