Hey, want to share a little something about this photo. I took this of myself to try and see my face and see what suicide compulsion looked like.
This is that photo. I posted it on Facebook, curious of if it’s visible to others.
Interesting many responses (not just on FB) were to smile.
I’m battling for my life — an invisible war. it’s brutal and I’ll be honest, almost didn’t make that round — and the response is to smile. This was a point a 5150 crisis call was long overdue and appropriate.
We have a huge gap of understanding a crisis and recognizing when a person is in crisis.
Smiles are something girls are conditioned to do — regardless of how they feel. Essentially telling them feelings are not meant to be expressed or open.
Just something to ponder.
— Eve Hinson (@quirkybirdwords) March 17, 2016