Oh my goodness. In the grand scheme of twitter, 700+ retweets isn’t that many. In the grand scheme of my twitter…that’s pretty bloomin’ viral.
I have never written a post with a trigger warning before. I don’t even know if that’s how you trigger warning a post (please tell me if it’s not, I’m still learning!) but I just felt like I had to…say something.
I posted this tweet yesterday, and I was absolutely overwhelmed with the response:
The obvious answer is that it’s already taken too many, and there’s so much I could add to the conversation – and want to add to the conversation…but I want to take my time to construct that post. It’s a very difficult subject, and one that I don’t want to approach recklessly.
So, for now I’ll leave a video that someone sent me in response to that tweet, and a few numbers that might be helpful to someone should they stumble upon this post. I really, really hope it does. As Faye said, it’s time to talk.
Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90
Mind: 0300 123 3393 and lots of helpful info at http://www.mind.org.uk/
Childline: 0800 1111