Miss Universe 2023, Sheynnis Palacios talks about her suicide attempts in a conversation about mental health

Miss Universe 2023, Sheynnis Palacios talks about her suicide attempts in a conversation about mental health
Miss Universe 2023, Sheynnis Palacios talks about her suicide attempts in a conversation about mental health

Sheynnis Palacioscurrent Miss Universe, following her commitment to promote mental health, participated in a motivational conversation with students from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The 24-year-old Nicaraguan journalist and model spoke about her anxiety attacks. She said that therapists and professionals have been of great help when it comes to working against these thoughts. “I still have this challenge today. But more than a challenge, I find them to be teaching moments,” she said.

In the conversation, Sheynnis spoke about her two attempts to take her life. “In 2018 and 2021, I had suicide attempts,” she said. “In 2018, a suicide attempt, a thought of suicide, sailed through my mind, where I took a sharp weapon, and it was my dog ​​Brownie, who desperately came to where I was, and began to lick my face and hand. I let go of that object and threw myself to hug her, and she licked my tears, and I thanked her so much because she had saved my life,” she revealed to the attendees.

Miss Universe 2023 has 6 dogs and 3 cats. She said that her love for adopting animals was born thanks to how her dog saved her life.

The miss He asked those present to take care of their emotional health responsibly, saying that when a person is healthy internally, society will also prosper. “Mental health is a right that we all have. It is a universal right, as the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Don’t believe me, believe the experts, it is a right that you have and can exercise. Let us take care of our minds responsibly,” he stressed.

Since April 2023, Sheynnis Palacios has had a program called “Understand Your Mind,” a space in which she informs, educates, and helps people who are dealing with their mental health.

– The suicide prevention helpline available in Panama is Te Escucho Panama: 831-7600. You can also call 911, INSAM 523-6813 or CSS 503-6542.

READ ALSO: Therapy, more affordable: places in Panama with psychological care from $7

 
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