Today’s post was not planned but I feel like it is one that is important to share. With so many celebrities sadly taking their own life, it is a stark reminder that mental health can effect even those that seem to have everything.
Depression is something that is hard to talk about. If you have it, society has made it to be something ashamed of or something that could be easily fixed. It is so much more than that though. It is the crippling thoughts that no matter what you have or how many people you have in your life, you feel alone a helpless.
I think the best way to reach people is to share my own story. I wrote about it briefly last year in this post. Since my last post my life has changed completely. I have had to confront so many insecurities from body issues to friends, making most days a struggle to get out of bed. I have only 1/3 of my support system, making me rely a lot on myself.
Even though depression can be a dark and lonely place, it is important to know that there is always someone out there that can help you find some light.
Suicide is not the answer.If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text “help” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-74.