Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ll know that fashion designer Kate Spade committed suicide this past Tuesday. She was famous for her really cute handbags and other accessories. She was only 55 years old.
It was a shame to hear about her passing. It just goes to show that a person can have tons of money and still be unhappy. Money doesn’t buy happiness. Mental illness does not discriminate. It can hit anyone at any time.
Mental illness is real, people! It’s time we started recognizing the signs.
extreme mood swings
talking about being burden to others
increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
talking about being hopeless
talking about having no reason to live
talking about being trapped and in unbearable pain
What Can You Do?
Ask–Talk to them.
Listen without judgement
Help them connect–create a network of resources and individuals for support
Follow up–continue to have contact with them
If you or someone you know is severely depressed and suicidal please contact
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
But you know who else can help? Jesus Christ!
He longs to have a relationship with you and loves you so very much!
True happiness, true peace really can only be found through Jesus Christ. He is our Provider, our Prince of Peace, our Savior and our God.
He understands our pain and longs to comfort us. He’s standing, arms outstretched, waiting and wanting us to run to Him.
It’s June 1st, which officially makes it my birthday month! My birthday is actually in a few days, on the 5th. I’m not one of those people who hides their age. I’ll be 35! *sigh* 35. Wait, really? Blah. Maybe I’ll become one of those people who hides their age. So really, I’m 29. 29 and holding! 🙂 🙂
Some people celebrate their birthday all month long. I’ve never done that but maybe I’ll do it with this one. 🙂 I really don’t have any plans for my birthday this year except that I have a doctor’s appointment in the afternoon. Sad, right? Nah, not really. As I get older I’ve come to realize that as long as I’m with my family and friends, I’m content. It’s not about getting gifts at this age. It’s about being with those I love. Hanging out, laughing. Having fun!
I was thinking about how some people have a hard time with certain ages. Wanna know mine? 27. Yes, 27. I don’t know why I had such a hard time with that age but I did. LOL.
My mom’s birthday is actually tomorrow! She has informed me that I can let you all know that she will be 75 years old! Happy Birthday Mom! She had me when she was 40. She turned 40 on June 2, and then 3 days later here comes little ole me! (Well, apparently I wasn’t exactly little. I may or may not have been 9 lbs.) HAHAHA