Depression is Real

Just this year I learned 2 people that I know personally committed suicide.  I will not go over the gruesome details here. The reason why I am writing this is because of the story I heard that a teenager shot himself couple of weeks ago. I don’t know him personally, but someone close to me know this young person.

It breaks my heart when I hear news of kids killing themselves.

We are all terrified when we hear from the news that celebrities are committing suicide, but it is more terrifying when we know those people personally.

There are still a lot of people around the globe that don’t believe that depression is real. For them mental health does not exist, for them there are just people that are born weak. I don’t know how many readers my post will reach, but my point is to let everybody understand that DEPRESSION IS A REAL ILLNESS. It is a medical condition that can be managed, and can be explained by Science.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America as per CDC (2017). The suicide rates are alarming. It is the second leading cause of death in ages 10 to 34. There are 123 Americans die from suicide every day.  And there is one death by suicide in America every 12 minutes.

I am not writing, because I am suffering from it. I am totally fine. I am writing, because I know people suffer from it and most of them are just ignored and belittled. If you are a parent, a friend, a sister, a daughter, a son and you think that one of your love ones are dealing with depression please don’t brush it off. Please listen to them, before it’s too late.

The most I can do is to share this phone number below.

There is a 24-hour toll-free confidential National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or go to www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

You can share my post or at least share this phone number above to save lives, before it’s too late.

Thank you so much!

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25 thoughts on “Depression is Real

  1. jenslife80

    It’s great to see that even though you don’t suffer that you are willing to take the time to help people get awareness out there for people who do suffer. From someone like myself who does suffer it is greatly appreciated it means the world 🙂

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    1. wifeblah

      You know what Jen, I dont think I have depression but looks like I have anxiety issue. I have nights sometimes that my heart is racing even when Im trying to sleep. This is when I hear bad news. It happened to me twice already. I can’t control it.

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      1. jenslife80

        I’m sorry, it’s not nice, it’s a very scary feeling and one that’s hard to deal with. I find when I’m in bed Deep breathing helps and keeping me mind refocused on something different. I know it’s easier said than done, especially when you think your hearts going to run out your chest, but tensing up making it more painful if you know what I mean. I hope this helps. If you need to chat just email I will be there 🙂

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      2. wifeblah

        I know what you mean. Couple of years ago, I woke up in the middle of the night having chest pain and it looks like it is part of my anxiety thing. Lately my heart is racing, I wanted to stop it but sometimes it wont even when I am just trying to sleep. Im soo scared sometimes. Thank you for offering your help, I really appreciate it.

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      1. jenslife80

        What you did in this post is all you need to do you did more than most people. The most important part is you recognise it’s out the and people need to be helped. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️

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      2. wifeblah

        That’s my point Jen, I would like to help in correcting the misconception that depression is just an act of people playing weak to run away from reality. I hate it when I can hear comment like that.

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      3. jenslife80

        That’s the problem out there and unless you know people that suffer or are willing to understand the disease then this is what people believe. And having kind people like yourself helps change people’s thoughts.

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  2. WendyMegget

    I totally agree – the thought of young people (or ANYONE) feeling so helpless that their best option is to take their life is so very sad. I remember reading an interview of a woman who had lost her daughter to suicide, and when asked what she would say to anyone thinking of killing themselves, she said: “I would tell them ‘The world will NOT be a better place without you in it'”. Nice post – a very important point to make! 😊

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    1. wifeblah

      Wow that’s a powerul phrase from a mom who knows how bad it is to lose a love one from sucide. Thank you for sharing that’s story. I really like to let other people know in my own simple way that there’s a rising number of suicide, and we are not aware of it because we only here these things when celebrities die from it.

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