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13 Reasons Why

Posted on 28 April 2017

 

Now with the latest craze of the Netflix Series "13 Reasons Why", it got me thinking can self confidence prevent suicide? Could learning the importance of loving yourself prevent self harm? 

 

Now I may be completely wrong, because hey I'm no doctor, but I have the assumption that with the power of loving who you are, inside and out could potentially prevent a suicide. Now this may not be the case in all situations, or even all situations, but isn't it possible for someone who is constantly bullied or someone who has zero self confidence who is contemplating suicide be saved by the tool of loving and accepting who you are. 

 

Many studies show that a lack of self-esteem often have suicidal tendencies. Now I know suicide is complex, but I believe that the lack of self-esteem can lead to self destruction. If we can learn to love ourselves, potentially we can prevent suicides, or at least deter suicidal thoughts.

 

Now despite your opinion on the Netflix series, I think the reason they created the show was to raise awareness of the issues of mental health and suicide prevention. People will argue and say the show is unrealistic and others will say it romanticizes suicide, but I think the important thing is that it is getting people to talk about suicide. It’s impacting the world and having people aware of the topic, and in this light we are able to share our stories and our opinions on the topic: suicide.

 

MiSkyn’s sole purpose is to lift others up. To help others be aware of the importance of self-esteem, of self worth, or self love. So whatever your opinion(s) may be on the show lets remember what our words, what society can do to someones self esteem. Loving yourself isn't easy when the world is telling you not to.

 

 

 

 

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