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Why This Photo Shows the Need to Normalize Talking About Suicide

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The picture above was taken the day before I tried to kill myself. I was 16 years old, and it was my best friend’s birthday party.

You can tell how long ago it was from how thin my eyebrows were! It was the first time I wore liquid eyeliner – she’d had to apply it for me, in her bedroom where we’d got ready for the night, both of us holding our breath to get a perfect line.

I’d been living with low mood and self-loathing for around four years at that point, and had been engaging in self-harm for two years.

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