‘#14ReasonsWhyNot’ Suicide Prevention T-Shirt
- You are perfect exactly as you are.
Accept yourself. Don’t ever be ashamed of who you are. Celebrate your perfections and your flaws they are what makes you unique.
- Respect yourself
If you don’t, others won’t either. Remember the world sees what you put out there. Hold yourself to a high standard of grace and elegance.
- Your self-worth is not determined by others.
Ignore the opinions of other people. Your opinion of yourself is the only thing that matters.
- Not everyone is going to like you
And it doesn’t matter. Don’t let it phase you. The sooner you embrace that, the better off you’ll be that they don’t. But the one’s that do, they will never forget you.
- Resist peer pressure
Peer pressure is pressure you put on yourself to do things just to fit in. You’re not going to fit in with everyone. The great ones never do. Why try to fit in when you were born to stand out.
- Being popular doesn’t matter.
It’s less important to have a ton of friends then it is to have a handful of real ones. Surround yourself with people who push you to go further in life and believe in your dreams.
- Bullies are unhappy insecure people.
They should be pitied, not feared. Once you realize that, you take away their power and their words can no longer hurt you
- Don’t stress yourself too much.
Take a deep breath. You are strong enough to cope with your challenges. Smart enough to find solutions to your problems. Capable enough to do whatever needs to be done. Just do your very best.
- Your sexuality does not define you.
It’s only part of you. If you’re straight, great. If you’re gay, great. If you’re bisexual, great. If you’re unsure, great. Don’t let anyone make you feel ashamed of it.
- Forgive yourself.
Don’t beat yourself up. Mistakes are meant to guide you not define you. Learn from them and move on.
- Speak your truth.
Even if your voice shakes. What you say matters. Speak up for what’s important. It’s possible to be honest and kind. Your voice is important. You words are your power.
- You’re not alone.
Yes, we all feel this way sometimes. No, you won’t always feel like this. Yes, the world is a better place with you in it.
- Never never never give up.
Life is good. And when it’s not, it will get better. Whatever it is that you’re going through, you will get through it. So do not give up over one bad chapter in your book. Keep going… Your story has just begun.
And I will always love and support you.