It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay, so I want to share something my doctor told me ~15 months ago

She told me: “If you kill yourself it will irrevocably harm your children. They will not recover.”

This was the Exact Right Thing to say in that moment.  And she wouldn’t let me leave until I’d made an appointment with a psychologist.

And here I am today, on meds, not dead, and fairly glad not to be dead.

This comic very much was me right then; if it’s you, then please go talk to any doctor.  They will point you in the right direction.  That’s why they became doctors.

(thx @iron_spike for the comic by @erikamoen)