National Suicide Prevention Week Sept 7-13

National Suicide Prevention Week (September 7-13)
National Suicide Prevention Week (September 7-13)

In the U.S., September 7 through 13 is National Suicide Prevention Week.  I wanted to write something new for this but I haven’t been feeling well lately due to my neuromuscular autoimmune disease, myasthenia gravis.  Instead, I’m sharing an article I wrote last year for the White House’s mental health website called, “Three Words Everyone with Mental Illness Should Know.”  You can read it here.  In it, I talk about how I receive a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at 18 after a friend’s suicide.  Additionally, MSNBC did a short mental health documentary on my life–you can watch it here.  I talk about coping tools I use for living with depression.

Suicide Hotline

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please ask for help.

In the U.S. the National Suicide Hotline is:

1 (800) 273-8255

or 1-800-273-TALK

You can find more resources on their website at:  The U.S hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can get help in English or in Spanish.

I’d write more but my body doesn’t feel well.

–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno






Hi there! I am a patient advocate, writer, and public speaker most well known for my TEDx Talk, “How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed.” As someone who is juggling 5 illnesses: bipolar 2, myasthenia gravis, endometriosis, psoriasis, and asthma, I’m passionate about helping people who navigate life with both chronic physical & emotional pain. If you’re interested in hiring me to speak at your event, check out the CONTACT tab.

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