This article originally appeared on a now defunct website named Komorebi Post.
While suicide is a difficult topic, we need to talk about it now more than ever.
Worldwide, almost 800,000 people die by suicide each year. That’s one person every 40 seconds. Mental illness, especially depression, is often cited as one of the major factors leading to suicide. But over the years, other things have been blamed for our rising suicide rates. Some believe video games play a part. Others point fingers at absent parents. Yet others suggest some TV shows aren’t helping. But perhaps the cultural phenomenon that receives the most blame for suicide deaths is heavy metal music.
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Necrotizing Fasciitis. It’s extremely rare, so you never think it’s going to happen to you or a loved one. Until it does.
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Emotional eating. Behavioural Eating. Disordered Eating. Food Addiction. There are so many names for it, but no one ever calls it what it is.
Emotional eating is a form of self-harm. And most people who engage in this behaviour, myself included, don’t see it. We see it as comforting ourselves. Even when it just makes us feel worse. It’s time we call our own selves out on it.
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I have a pen pal who lives in New Zealand. A while ago, she posted on Facebook that she was doing a bullet journal, and posted a picture. It looked like a very organized to do list. I was curious, so I Googled “bullet journal.”
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In my journey to achieve the best health of my life, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to stop caring so much about what other people think. If I’m serious about challenging the status quo and living life on my terms, it’s time to stop feeling the need to justify my actions. I’m doing what’s right for me and for my family, and their opinion is really the only opinion that matters. Certain social networks make it a little too easy to feel the need to justify everything.
Continue reading “Dear Facebook, it’s not you; it’s me.” →