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In the wake of the recent passing of beloved fashion designer Kate spade, I want to reach out to my online community and discuss the importance of mental health a. It seems people have a hard time recognizing the severity of mental health and depression and I feel it is necessary to bring light to this important matter. We have seen so many talented artists struggling with depression, that result in them taking their own lives. Robin Williams, Avicii, Chester Bennington, Jean Stein, and now Kate Spade were all huge influencers in today’s culture and ended up being mentally consumed by the idea of suicide. We as a society have to understand that money isn’t everything, it doesn’t define happiness, you can be successful in your own way. You are the only one that can bring happiness to yourself. Self love and self care can your life for the better. Money doesn’t define a person’s ability to be great.
When recognizing the seriousness of depression it needs to be known that there is always someone willing to help. However, it also needs to be understood that the hardest part may be asking for help. In this case we need to learn how to exercise our mind, body and soul to to help strengthen our mind. Mediation and prayer are a form of therapy, taking a moment to really clear your mind of all negative can have a positive outcome. Our mind is more powerful that we can imagine and we need to embrace this and put it to use. When exercising our minds we are allowing ourselves to expand more and see things in a different way. Praying and thinking about the things we are grateful for can benefit you as a person. Being grateful for family, a roof over your head, clean water just to name a few matters so much more than material items. You have the power to change your life, but harnessing this power is the key to propelling forward. Always forgive and love yourself the rest will follow.
RIP Kate Spade
If you or anyone you know maybe having thoughts about suicide, call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255