If you need a sign to stay alive, here it is.

You are unique.

You are valid.

You are loved.

You are enough.

You have always been enough. You will always be enough–and more, more than you may ever realize.

YOU MATTER.

I don’t care if it feels like you don’t matter. You matter to somebody on this planet, even if you don’t think you do. Somebody out there needs you. Someone would be sad if you vanished.

Take a deep breath and kick depression (or whatever else is holding you back or frightening you) in its sorry butt. (Kick executive dysfunction in the butt while you’re at it.)

You matter. You have always mattered. You will always matter. Full stop. End of subject.


I have collected a great number of depression/anxiety/suicide resources over the years. I’m creating a more comprehensive way of containing them and making them more accessible to people who need them. See them below!

(I am well aware that some links are on there more than once. Please don’t message me regarding that.)


It gets better!

I love each and every one of you. <3 Please don’t be mad that I haven’t replied to you yet–I promise I’ll get to it when I’m healthier. I can do one or two every so often like I have been, but I’ve been pretty neglectful, and I’m truly, deeply sorry about that.

And remember: no matter how much things suck, it gets better.

Fight. Win.

Stand up every time you are knocked down.

It is okay to cry. And it is also okay to be afraid of getting back up.

But when it comes down to it, you need to do what is best for you, whether that’s ending a toxic friendship or learning how to manage your time better.

Everyone needs different things, and that doesn’t make you better or worse than anyone else.

You are loved. You are wanted. You are important.

Embody love to the best of your ability, and you will go far.

Take one step and then another step. Your journey will be long and hard. But you can do it.

You are loved.

Your life has value.

There are a million reasons to stay here with us.

It gets better.

Just hold on for 40 more seconds, and then 40 more seconds.

Count with me if you need to.

And one day, you’ll realize that it’s been a long time since you last found yourself whispering those comforting numbers under your breath.

Anyone can change their life.

Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be hard.

Find an outlet if you need to.

Don’t take the plunge.

Please stay here with us.

Motivational wallpapers (made by me!)

Self-care help (my personal reserve)

Self-care masterpost

Reminder: You’re going to be okay. What you are going through will pass. Just remember to breathe.

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DISTRACTIONS

Here are some distractions to help keep your mind occupied so you aren’t too focused on your thoughts.

SLEEP ISSUES

UNCOMFORTABLE WITH SILENCE

ANXIETY

SAD, ANGRY, AND DEPRESSED/DEPRESSION

ISOLATION AND LONELINESS

SELF-HARM

ADDICTION

EATING DISORDERS

DEALING WITH SELF-HATRED

SUICIDAL

SCHIZOPHRENIA

OCD

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

ABUSE

BULLYING

LOSS AND GRIEF

(Other loss and grief)

GETTING HELP

THINGS YOU NEED TO REMEMBER

  • Don’t stress about being fixed because you’re not broken.
  • Remember to remind yourself of your accomplishments. Tell yourself that you’re proud of yourself, even if you’re not.
  • This is temporary. You won’t always feel like this.
  • You are not alone.
  • You are enough.
  • You are important.
  • You are worth it.
  • You are strong.
  • You are not a failure,
  • Good people exist.
  • Reaching out shows strength.
  • Breathe.
  • Don’t listen to the thoughts that are not helping you.
  • Give yourself credit.
  • Don’t be ashamed of your emotions, for the good ones or the bad ones.
  • Treat yourself the same way as you would treat a good friend.
  • Focus on the things you can change.
  • Let go of toxic people.
  • You don’t need to hide; you’re allowed to feel the way you do.
  • Try not to beat yourself up.
  • Something is always happening; you don’t want to miss out on what’s going to happen next.
  • You are not a bother.
  • Your existence is more than your appearance.
  • You are smart.
  • You are loved.
  • You are wanted.
  • You are needed.
  • Better days are coming.
  • Your past being dark doesn’t mean your future isn’t bright. 
  • You have more potential than you think.
  • Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.

Please remember to look after yourself and know that you are more than worth it and you deserve to be happy. Keep smiling, butterflies x

Depression tag

Writer’s block and depression (1), and again (2), and some pick-me-ups (3)

First drafts don’t have to be good.

Write a whole bunch of crappy sentences if that’s what it takes to get a good one.

Don’t let it get you down. Just get it done.

Your big ideas are worth pursuing.

It’s okay that you’re not who you thought you would be.

Anxiety GIF masterpost.

  • You are allowed to be whatever gender or religion you most identify with. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
  • You are a darling, lovely individual who deserves love and happiness. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
  • You are worthy of being wherever you are in life. You can do anything if you put your mind to it. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Mental health screening tools (1) (also available in Spanish (2))

Eating disorder recovery tools (1) and resources (2)

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Institute of Mental Health

Suicide prevention Twitter

Comprehensive approach to suicide prevention

Resources for schools and communities

To Write Love On Her Arms:

You were created to love and be loved.

People need other people.

Your story is important.

Better days are ahead.

Hope and help are real.


If you are in crisis, please call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.

The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889. All calls are confidential. Contact social media outlets directly if you are concerned about a friend’s social media updates or dial 911 in an emergency.  Learn more on the NSPL’s website .

International Suicide Hotlines Listed Below

(Outside of the United States)

Please click on your country below:

Argentina Suicide Hotlines

Armenia Suicide Hotlines

Australia Suicide Hotlines

Austria Suicide Hotlines

Barbados Suicide Hotlines

Belgium Suicide Hotlines

Botswana Suicide Hotlines

Brazil Suicide Hotlines

Canada Suicide Hotlines

China Suicide Hotlines

Croatia Suicide Hotlines

Cyprus Suicide Hotlines

Denmark Suicide Hotlines

Egypt Suicide Hotlines

Estonia Suicide Hotlines

Fiji Suicide Hotlines

Finland Suicide Hotlines

France Suicide Hotlines

Germany Suicide Hotlines

Ghana Suicide Hotlines

Gibraltar Suicide Hotlines

Hong Kong Suicide Hotlines

Hungary Suicide Hotlines

India Suicide Hotlines

Ireland Suicide Hotlines

Israel Suicide Hotlines

Italy Suicide Hotlines

Japan Suicide Hotlines

Liberia Suicide Hotlines

Lithuania Suicide Hotlines

Malaysia Suicide Hotlines

Malta Suicide Hotlines

Mauritius Suicide Hotlines

Namibia Suicide Hotlines

Netherlands Suicide Hotlines

New Zealand Suicide Hotlines

Norway Suicide Hotlines

Paupua New Guinea Suicide Hotlines

Philippines Suicide Hotlines

Poland Suicide Hotlines

Portugal Suicide Hotlines

Russian Federation Suicide Hotlines

Somoa Suicide Hotlines

Serbia Suicide Hotlines

Singapore Suicide Hotlines

South Africa Suicide Hotlines

South Korea Suicide Hotlines

Spain Suicide Hotlines

Sri Lanka Suicide Hotlines

St. Vincent Suicide Hotlines

Sudan Suicide Hotlines

Sweden Suicide Hotlines

Switzerland Suicide Hotlines

Taiwan Suicide Hotlines

Thailand Suicide Hotlines

Tobago Suicide Hotlines

Tonga Suicide Hotlines

Trinidad and Tobago Suicide Hotlines

Turkey Suicide Hotlines

Ukraine Suicide Hotlines

United Kingdom Suicide Hotlines

Zimbabwe Suicide Hotlines


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