Good article. I can relate to it, the amount of times I’ve felt suicidal on the inside but put on a brave face on the outside, I’ve lost count. Just because someone may smile and make an effort to look presentable does not mean they are not suffering inside. The times that I’ve gone out, smiled at people when they said hello, maybe laughed a little at something they said, and on the inside I might be thinking “I can’t wait to get home to cut myself”. So dig a little deeper, things are not always what they seem on the surface and don’t dismiss someone who says they are suicidal just because they may not “look” it. Most people have preconceived ideas on what a depressed or suicidal should look like. Focus on what they feel like instead.
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