Today is world suicide prevention day, which is one of the most important dates of the year to me.
if you told 13-year-old me that 20-year-old me would raise $10,000 for suicide prevention month through her non-profit, i wouldn’t believe it. i can’t wait to contribute money to mental health and recovery centers throughout the country. mental health care deserves to be more affordable and accessible to everyone.
it’s so wild to me how mental health advocacy has become a huge part of my life. i’m grateful to be a part of such an empathetic, loving, and supportive community that understands the importance of mental health.
this world suicide prevention day and every day of the year, i want you to know that you belong here. you have a purpose on this planet, whether you’ve found that purpose or not. you deserve to keep existing on this earth. 🌹💙
Can’t stop 💫 won’t stop
Name a more iconic feminist duo ⚡️👄
I’ve been insecure about my stomach since middle school. i’m finally learning how to love myself and not worrying about what my stomach looks like. i know that i’m okay the way i am and that i’m more than my weight and my body type.
to all of the people out there who struggle with accepting themselves, just know that you are beautiful no matter what anyone says – even yourself. you deserve to love yourself and i know that you will accomplish self-love one day. the journey to self-love is a hard one but keep going, you got this. 💙⚡️
Red, white, and (mary beth) bloo(mer) 🇺🇸🦅
Sweek part two? 🌤
Bp’s first fundraiser ✔️
thank you to everyone who came out and supported us today, we raised $1000 for mental health awareness. can’t wait for our next fundraiser!!
In 2012 when i was 14 years old, my best friend told me that she was going through mental health problems. this was a huge shock to me as i didn’t know much about mental health. i wanted to be a supportive friend, so i started researching mental health so i could understand more about it. my best friend always told me that my support meant so much to her, which always stuck with me. about a year later on april 8th, 2013, i was scrolling through my twitter feed when i found out that three girls i followed were thinking of suicide. after tweeting them support, i began to think how i could prevent situations like this from happening. that’s when i thought of a simple idea: pair people together as buddies. this led to the creation of buddy project (@buddyproject ), which is now a non-profit movement aiming to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health. we’ve connected over 215,000 people around the world with a buddy in the past five years. we hope to expand our community even more with the release of our app, which we’re in the process of creating. since becoming a 501c3 organization in 2015, we’ve raised a couple thousand dollars for mental health facilities in the united states. buddy project has helped thousands of people find an accepting and loving community to talk about mental health. mental health is important and no one should be ashamed to talk about it. you are loved, you are strong, you are capable, and you are valid. 💙
photo creds to @lexshanphoto 📸
Happy international women’s day to all women around the world, especially the amazing women in my life who have empowered and inspired me to keep doing what i’m passionate about. these women have helped me through all sorts of difficult times in my life, whether it was with school, running buddy project, or being there when i needed someone.
thank you all for allowing me to have the best mentor, mom, big and little, best friends, and aunt. 💗
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