Let’s talk about death.

Trigger Warning – Talking about Death & Grief & Cancer. 

Death – The end of someone’s life.

Death seems to be a taboo subject. It comes across as a scary and morbid word. 

Sometimes we have to face death earlier than we wanted. Sometimes we won’t come across death until we are older. Sometimes we are faced with losing someone at a very young age. 

Death can be peaceful. Death can be bloody scary. Death can be sudden and unexpected. Death can be expected. Death can be cruel. 

Death can be a lot of things which we can discuss on here. 

We need to be able to talk about grief and death when someone who we love or someone who is close to us has passed away. Whether it’s a parent or a pet. Grief is a grief. If you grieve it doesn’t mean you’re weak. YOU ARE NOT WEAK! 

Grief can trigger your mental health to decline. 

Grief can trigger addiction. 

Grief can trigger anything. 

I think my mental health declined because of grief. But who knows. 

I did a post about grief so please check it out 🙂 – It’s the memories that mean the most

So I want to let you into my grief journey what I’ve had to face.

  • I first got introduced to death when I was 9. My great granddad George died. He was 93. He died of some sort of cancer. 
  • Then a couple of months after my Mum who was called Georgina died of cancer when I was 9. 
  • Then I had a pet rabbit for my 11th birthday called Mittens and she died when I was 15.

So, I want to talk about grief on my blog as it’s been a big thing in my life and I’m still in the grieving journey. I want to help young people who are facing loss. As when I was in that situation at 9 years old. I felt like I had no one. I want to help everyone. I want it to be raw and honest as I want to show awareness. 

So, I hope you can come on the journey with me! (I will also be writing a page of support numbers what can help you if you are experiencing bereavement, It will be on my blog tomorrow!) 

Till next time folks! 
Love Ya

Shannon Diana xx

It is perfectly okay to admit when you’re not okay.

 Mental or physical illness isn’t going to get the last laugh. I am

I fight for my health and for other peoples health every single day in a way most people won’t understand, we aren’t lazy. We are warriors! 

If you don’t feel like talking to yet, I’ll always be here and I’ll help out any way I can. You aren’t alone. 

I know how it feels to be pushed aside. But listen, you are amazing and I’m proud of you so much. 

Just so you know, it’s okay not to be okay you know, even the happiest person in the universe has their bad days. You can get through this dark hole. I believe in you. 

You are loved. You are worth the fight. You are more than your illnesses, you can fight this I believe in you. You are flawless. You are fabulous. You aren’t alone. You are amazing and I’m proud of you all. 

You can beat these thoughts. I believe in you. I will always be there for you even if it’s on the internet or email or even in person one day.  You are loved. You are needed in this world because you are YOU. You are badass for battling mental illness daily. I care about every single one of you. You are more than enough. You don’t need to please anyone else.

Here are some numbers to contact if you are experiencing a mental health crisis: 

Samaritans For everyone! 24 hours, 7 days a week: 

Call this number – 116 123 

Email address is Jo@samaritans.org 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – For Men!  5pm to midnight every day.

Call this number: 0800 58 58 58 

Webpage chat room if you don’t want to phone the link is: Webpage Chat

Papyrus- For people under 35! Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm. Weekends 2pm to 10pm. Bank Holidays 2pm to 5pm. 

Phone number: 0800 068 41 41 

Text Number: 07786 209697

Email: Pat@papyrus-uk.org

Childline- For children and young people under 19. 

Call 0800 1111 (Number won’t show up on your phone bill) 

The Silver Line- For older people 

Call: 0800 4 70 80 90 

In the US: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433

In Austraila- Call Lifeline Austraila at 13 11 14

In other countries- Visit ISAP OR Suicide.org to find a helpline in your country. 

Other places you could go or ring in a crisis in UK: 

  1. Call your GP- Ask for an emergency appointment. 
  2. Call 111 – Out of hours- They will help you find the support and help you need. 
  3. Contact your mental health crisis team if you have one. 

If you would like to contact me for PR or any collaborations or even support if you are going through a bad time. Please follow my social media accounts and email me.

Instagram- @Shannondianaxx  

Twitter- @SDianaax 

Email- ShannonDianax@outlook.com

Facebook Page- Mental Health & My Life

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