On Depression, Suicide, and the Holidays. A powerful piece.
This is the time of year when the suicide rate goes up. It’s the time of year when depression deepens and for some, becomes intolerable. Pay attention.
When somebody has lost their lust for life and has withdrawn, there is a reason. Depression is not a myth and the subsequent mental state is not “a choice.”
It’s a fact that when somebody is depressed, often they attempt or certainly entertain the idea of suicide. It’s also a fact that as these people are getting “treatment” and seem to be on the upswing, their odds of successfully committing suicide increase exponentially.
Some of us are going to be alone this year. Some of us are used to being alone. Some of us were alone for years, surrounded by people who made us feel alone. But for some of us, being alone this year will be a “first.”
It doesn’t take much effort to let somebody know you…
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