Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Stop Posting the Suicide Hotline Number

Five practical things you can do instead

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash

Every May and after every celebrity suicide, without fail, I await the flood. Many of my otherwise well-intentioned and beautiful friends repost on social media some variant of “There’s always hope. If you’re struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, please call xxx-xxx-xxxx. Please repost to show you care. ”

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Miyah Byrd

Miyah Byrd

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Storyteller. Advocate. Policy Enthusiast. Host of upcoming podcast, We Don’t Talk About That!