September 10 Is World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.

Ironically, it’s also my birthday.

As you know, I’ve been vocal about my mental sufferings on my blog. For months, I did nothing but wallow in suicidal thoughts, going back and forth from being a typical suicidal teen to a mental health advocate.

The perspective of my writings keeps shifting from being The Nega Star (ever-pessimist-human-who-wants-to-stay-positive-but-couldn’t-thanks-to-my-depression) to The Advocate (the-writer-who-writes-about-depression-without-shame-to-supposedly-inspire-others-to-hashtag-never-give-up).

Thanks to this blog, I found refuge whenever I needed to let out my thoughts and emotions. But just because it has seen an almost-month-long hiatus from yours truly, doesn’t mean I’m suffering no more.

Truth is, the depressive cycle is not over yet.

And then I heard September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.

Because I’m the type to make a big deal out of trivial things, I was #shookt when the I first heard about this coincidence.

My first reaction was, “Are you fucking kidding me?’

As I became used to it, I started to make myself believe that The Great Universe conspired so that every September 10, I am reminded of two things: first, my existence and second, the reason why I shouldn’t cease to exist.

So, dear self, happy birthday to you and I hope you keep on keeping on;

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