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If you are in the United States, please try:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ youth, ages 13-24)
National Eating Disorders Association (online chat, text)
RAINN (National Sexual Assault Hotline)
If you are outside the United States, visit IASP to find resources for your country.
For more resources, please visit our Counseling & Prevention Resources page for a list of services that may be able to help.
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I can’t stand it because I know I can’t avoid it
I can’t defeat it so I let it eat me alive
I can’t do anything about it so it’ll follow me everywhere I see
I don’t want to ruin it, but it’s ruining me
I wish they taught a class on what being a normal human is like
Like, the normal amount of pain is zero. The normal amount of wishing you weren't ever born is zero. Food isn't supposed to itch or hurt*. Going numb (any time outside sitting in one position too long) isn't normal. Passing out isn't normal. Normal people take like 10-20 minutes to fall asleep, and sleep like 6-9 hours. You're supposed to get one period a month, which is manageable with a few tampons or pads a day and lasts 3-6 days.
These are all things I had to find out later, like a moron.
(fibromyalgia, depression, allergies, cataplexy, narcolepsy, PCOS and endometriosis)
*spicy food is supposed to hurt?
i am tired. i am exhausted. from my head to my soul to my bones i am so fucking tired.
My 20s have been the loneliest era in my life. I am surrounded by people but not connecting with anyone. Everyone is living their own lives while I am still waiting for mine to start. I feel lost between what I should be feeling and how I actually feel.
September being bisexual awareness month and suicide prevention month is actually really fitting because bisexuals (especially bisexual women) are at the highest risk of suicide.
45% of bisexual women and 35% of bisexual men have considered or attempted suicide. those are horrifying numbers. now consider that more than 54% of the community is bisexual, and take into account that 40% of LGBT POC and about half of all transgender people are bisexual, and among those communities the risk of suicide is even higher.
suicide prevention is a bisexual issue. this is undeniable. you cannot claim to care about suicide prevention, especially among LGBT people, while denying the existence of biphobia and its impact both outside the LGBT community AND inside it.