Depression Awareness Mani

I’m sure you’ve heard the recent news of Robin Williams’ upsetting passing this past week due to suicide. For me, it’s a reminder that mental health issues are often misunderstood, or silenced. As a teacher, I see students every year who are struggling with their own mental wellness and I see how difficult it can be in their daily life.

I saw this image floating around on Instagram and Facebook and decided to join in. Conversations around mental well-being are only the beginning, but a necessary part of removing the stigma surrounding seeking help for mental health issues.

fight for light and live

I chose Eat. Sleep. Polish. for my mani, a green holo. I topped it with a matte topcoat, and then diagonally with a regular topcoat, but the difference is so subtle it barely registered.

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If you are, or someone you know is, struggling with depression, or any other mental health issue, please, reach out to someone. There is help and support available. Check out this Wikipedia list of Suicide Crisis Hotlines around the world. This list is not complete, by any means, but it’s a start.

Keep the conversation going, and Fight for Light, and Live. xoxoxo


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