I Matter We Matter

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More often than not, irrelevance is found in the thoughts of individuals every day. Whether it be from thinking an idea is not important, to the notion that oneself does not make an impact in the world in which they live in, irrelevance is prevalent in our everyday lives. Too many people today have the mindset that whatever they do and whoever they become has no relevance or influence on the lives of those who they are surrounded by. The false notion of being insignificant is one that unfortunately dominates the minds of those who are already facing mental illnesses, thus leading individuals down a path in which is believed to only go in one destructive direction. The concept of “We Matter” relates to suicide prevention because it promotes…show more content…
It generates a community between one another; a community that is all-inclusive: a place where individuals can feel like they belong and thrive. It creates a connection that links a single individual to a movement that is just as significant and influential. When the words “I matter” are spoken, I am allowing myself to let in encouraging thoughts, that are necessary for essential self-care, into my environment. They help me realize that whatever I do will impact people other than just myself. I am capable of doing great things, even if I do not believe it at a specific moment. Any unfortunate events that took place yesterday are not relevant to what I set forth to do today, and aspire to accomplish…show more content…
By creating a community fueled by things such as love and camaraderie, more individuals are able to take advantage of the comfort and support that is provided. If more people were able to feel the same sense of community and belonging that I am fortunate enough to, then I believe that the well-being of more individuals would improve substantially. After hearing the numerous stories that have been presented at the Magalassi Foundation’s “We Matter” symposiums throughout the years, I have taken appreciation for how fortunate I am to be in the place that I am at both mentally and physically. Furthermore, I have determined that it is my duty to help spread the message of suicide prevention to others so that they can benefit in the same way that I have. If by circulating valuable mental health information can stop even one person from being consumed by the darkness of suicide, then progress will be able to transpire. As mankind begins to progress toward a better tomorrow, the world will hopefully begin to be a better place overall for its
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