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This Girl Has The Best Surprise Way To Deal With Bullies

Everyone should keep a message like this handy.

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This is Hannah Battiste, an 18-year-old poet and mental health volunteer from Eskasoni First Nation, Canada.

Hannah Battiste / Via facebook.com

Last week, Battiste shared this picture on Facebook of a message she'd written on her chin. It's been shared over a thousand times on Facebook and been picked up on Twitter as well.

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She told BuzzFeed News: "I wrote it on my chin for humour at first but then I thought I'd make it meaningful."

“One day, I looked at myself and felt pretty — it’s like I was looking at myself for the first time," she said. "And I made humour out of it because I don’t really care what people think about me.”

Hannah Battiste / Via facebook.com

The 18-year-old said she likes to make people smile by posting funny things on Facebook, but she didn’t believe this funny post would attract this much attention. ​

Hannah Battiste / Via facebook.com

Battiste has received a lot of positive comments regarding the picture, she said: "It's amazing, it makes me feel so happy and tingly inside when I see how many people I inspire."

Hannah Battiste / Via facebook.com
Hannah Battiste / Via facebook.com
Morgan Patat / Hannah Battiste / Via facebook.com

Battiste told BuzzFeed News that she has a history of mental health issues and has also been a victim of a sexual assault. "I tried to kill myself and ended up in the hospital," she said. "I came home a changed person of course, but not in a way that people would think.

"I was more hurt, but I found out I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. I think no matter what you go through, there is always a sunny day, even when it's raining."

Her reaction picture has influenced people to do the same. 🙌

Hannah Battiste / Via facebook.com

She said all the positive support is "super indescribable."

Hannah Battiste / Via facebook.com

Despite the outpouring of love and support for her post, Battiste received some hate. "The people who are being negative towards me and what I do is their business," she said. "I don't have a problem with my weight or my looks, others do."

Hannah Battiste / Via facebook.com

"I know who I am and even though people are still making fun of me, I just ignore them because I'm a strong person."

You can call the Samaritans for confidential support if you're experiencing feelings of distress or despair for free on 116 123 (24-hour helpline).

And you can call the Crisis Call Center at 1-800-273-8255 at any time of the day if you're based in the US.