Each time we hear a news about suicide, our hearts sink, and it feels like the world stands still.
We’ve been thinking about how to have conversations around suicide and mental health. While we may not have all the answers yet, we do know that these conversations cannot be had by only individualizing suicide as an act by a person with a mental health condition.
We must acknowledge systems and structures that place one’s mental health in distress, which often may not get any focus when news, media and people are talking about mental health care.
We want to ensure that each of us has the space to grieve and voice our thoughts.
We are also continuing to think about how can we as individuals be spaces of safety and care with and for each other, as we continue to hold these systems accountable.