I am working on a new Mystic Tattoo short called Tramp Stamp Tragedy. I hope to have that turned in by Monday. It won't be more than 20k at most, but as I mentioned before, it's something, right?
I was never a big Linkin Park fan, other than loving Bleed It Out. However, that doesn't mean they weren't an amazing band, or that Chester Bennington's suicide isn't a horrible, heartbreaking tragedy. So was Chris Cornell's suicide.
There are so many people in this world who are hurting, and alone, struggling with mental illness or struggling, period. There's a huge stigma regarding mental illness still, and it's even worse (stigma-wise) for men, as society so often keeps men boxed into a 'man-up and deal with it yourself' mentality. Not that it's easy for us women, either, or anyone, period. Still, reaching out, getting help, being able to AFFORD help-- those are difficult things to do. Too many states have cut mental health care budgets; mental illness isn't seen as a disease like any other; it's viewed as a character flaw, and that has got to stop.
You are loved, and you mean something to people. You are important. You are loved.
If you or someone you know needs help, please, please reach out. Please, be kind to one another. Please, don't judge. I'll post here what I posted on Twitter earlier, to be read from bottom tweet to top: