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!