Once again, I am in shock at the news of another ‘celebrity’ suicide. This time the beautiful Sophie Gradon, who appeared on the UK’s Love Island in 2016.
Dead at only 32.
I am not going to say the words, ‘She took her own life.’
I am instead going to say, correctly, ‘She was taken by mental health issues.’
The beauty tweeted her troubled thoughts a few days before she died, telling her followers and friends that she felt very deep and was reflecting on life and its purpose. She posted a quote saying life was short.
She has since received so many shocked responses to that tweet, yet only a few whilst she was still alive.
My point is…We tend to ridicule people who over-share on social media and those who post evasive ‘fishing’ comments that seem to require attention and encouragement.
Perhaps we ought to rethink that mentality.
It could be someone’s’ last attempt at reaching out.
It could be someone telling the world that they don’t know how to go on.
It may not be ‘attention-seeking’ or ‘needy’, as I so often hear.
We just do not know what is going on in anyone’s mind. NO matter how young, how beautiful, how wealthy, how loved they appear to be.
And she really was.
Mental Health, Depression and Anxiety know or care nothing for any of the above, they attack whomever they please.
We are all in this together and we are losing too many, too soon.
A caring word, a nice comment, a supportive response…anything may help.
Be kind, always.