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    Updated on Jun. 16, 2019. Posted on May 20, 2016

    This Girl Has The Best Surprise Way To Deal With Bullies

    Everyone should keep a message like this handy.

    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.

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