Taking a moment. (TW: mental health issues)

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

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