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Debt is a Temporary Problem

This blog post is part of the 3rd Annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. If you have debt or have had it in the past, you likely know, just how much debt can impact your life, including your mental health.

If you struggle with depression, I just want to say….

Yes money is a tool, but debt is it’s evil twin and can throw your life into great disarray. But here is the thing, debt is a temporary problem and suicide is very permanent. Your life is more than your debt.

As my friend Melanie at Dear Debt says, “You are not alone, you are not a loan.”

I can guarantee you that even though it may not feel like it, no matter what you are facing, you are worth so much to so many people, you are not a burden.

In my life I’ve nearly lost 3 people I love to suicide and I thank my lucky stars every day that they reached out and got help, because I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I lost them to suicide.

There are people in your life that feel the same way, the world is better with you in it.

Resources

Here are some resources to help you if you need it (and it’s always okay to need help):

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line — Text HOME to 741741

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Project Semicolon

CNQR

Open Path Collective — affordable therapy. You can also check your local college to see if their graduate program in counseling offers discounted sessions.

Debtors Anonymous

Because This Post is Short

I’m including links to other far more eloquent posts that are also a part of the 3rd Annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour.

The College Investor – Let’s Talk: Suicide & Student Loan Debt

The Frugalwoods – How a Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression Changed My Life

I Am the Future Me – Debt is Not A Death Sentence

Lynette Davis – Mental Health & Debt: A Call to Action

Create & Realize – Depression, Debt: What I Wish I Knew

The Wealthy Accountant – Suicide Prevention in the FIRE Community

Our Debt Free Family – Your Debt Doesn’t Define You

The Good Life Legacy – The Emotional Side of Debt

The Retirement Spot – Suicide: A Brother’s Decision

Maggie Germano – Why It’s Important to Separate Your Self-Worth From Your Money

The Debt Shrink – Suicide & Debt

Keep Thrifty – Where My Mini-Retirement Breakdown Led Me

Financial Wellness DVM – Suicide Awareness

And last but not least, the post I wrote for the first Suicide Prevention Awareness blog tour, Debt May Lead to Fewer Options, But There Are Always Options

One More Time

Debt is a temporary problem. Suicide is not the answer. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.

Liz

Liz is a blogger helping people with personal finance and working for themselves. She shares her own journey to debt freedom and helps graduates dealing with above average student loan debt on her site, Less Debt More Wine. She currently resides in NC after calling Massachusetts home for nearly a decade.

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