I used my proximity to body positive spaces to disregard the very idea that I needed help — and I'm paying the price physically, mentally, and emotionally now.
"Human beings are not just the sum of their biology."
As both a suicide attempt and loss survivor, I need to climb up onto my soapbox for a minute. Suicide attempts, from a "preventative" standpoint, are rarely, if ever, as easily prevented as calling a hotline or a loved one. "Reaching out" — while incredibly important — is not the be-all-end-all of preventative strategies. Especially [...]