Yesterday, September 10, was World Suicide Prevention Day. While many professional wrestlers took to social media to spread the message and show support for those dealing with suicidal thoughts and/or tendencies.
You matter. You are needed. Keep talking. #WorldSuicidePreventationDay
— Nikki Cross (@NikkiCrossWWE) September 11, 2018
On several occasions I felt this world was no longer my realm of existence, I am glad the world felt it was and found a way. Talk to whomever you need or want to talk to do not sit in silence because the world will find a way for you too, I promise. #SuicidePreventionDay
— Devil's Blood (@WWEAleister) September 10, 2018
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@MustafaAliWWE) September 10, 2018
Xavier Woods decided to share a bit from his personal life, revealing that he had dealt with his own demons back in the day.
A younger me once made the decision that I wasnt worth being here anymore. Right before that moment ended, a friend saved me and I'm forever grateful. If you ever feel this way then please talk to someone. Know that you ARE worthy & you ARE worth it.#WorldSuicidePreventationDay
— Austin Creed (@XavierWoodsPhD) September 11, 2018
Woods revealed that, at one point, he believed he didn’t deserve to live. Thankfully, a close friend of his helped him realize his worth.
Now, Woods is a YouTube star, a 5-time WWE Tag Team Champion, and has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. The man behind UpUpDownDown continues to spread the Power of Positivity, as his message hit close to home with fans.