Paramore's Hayley Williams on Suicide Prevention: 'If You Feel Darkness, I Hope You'll Wait for Joy'

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Hayley Williams of Paramore performs at Radio 104.5 Performance Theater on Oct. 9, 2017 in Bala Cynwyd, Penn.

Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams recently took to Twitter to encourage her fans while raising awareness of suicide prevention following Monday's World Suicide Prevention Day.       

"I just wanna say that when my mind was super dark and hopeless, there was a part of me that felt safe being cynical & shut down. im trying to get healthier now... and it's a lifestyle shift. sometimes it feels uncomfortable... and i don't always do it well... but i hope that if you struggle with darkness that you will try and remember to feel joy when it comes. im trying too," Williams wrote over a series of tweets.   

Read all three tweets below:

The tweets come after a homecoming show Paramore played over the weekend in Nashville, the last in a promotional run for their fifth studio album, After Laughter. The album deals with identity and mental health.

According to the CDC's most recent report on suicide (from 2016), suicide rates have increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016.

Williams has previously publicly spoken about mental health and depression.