‘ Thats the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidicous, and it compounds daily, that its impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key”
I can almost hear from you across cyberspace.
Not another one.
Another post about depression.
Don’t think I’m milking it. Millions of people live this reality day in, day out.
WHO estimates that by 2020 major depression will be second only to chronic heart disease as an international health burden.
That general information probably doesn’t mean anything to you. What about if I tell you that more than 70% of recorded suicides are by people with depression? Still not real enough?
In the UK and Ireland alone, more than 2 young people commit suicide every… single… day. Everyday. While we make hard decisions over what to eat, what to wear, where to go on Saturday night and which picture to upload on Facebook, two young people take their lives.
It’s a harsh reality and I understand why no one probably wants to talk or think about it. But it’s not going go away if we simply turn our focus elsewhere.
How to help
Depression Awareness Week is coming up – 15th – 21st April and it’ s a great chance for us to take a lil moment from our busy lives to do something for the cause. To help someone somewhere.
It’s going to be fun. Please donate and take part or if you don’t want to take part, still donate to the good cause.
I understand the difficulty that some people have with donating, wondering how their money will translate into a life helped. A valid concern.
But I can tell you first hand that Depression Alliance makes a real difference. It has made all the difference in my own fight against this dreaded illness that has plagued me since childhood. Without trying to be extreme, I have to tell you it’s saved me, more than once. And I have friends who testify the same.
I just wanted to tell you about this and invite you to donate to the cause and tell all your loved ones.
Any concerns, questions or anything just email me via firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance friends.
Gentle hugs 🙂