I normally wouldn't paste something seen on Facebook, but this one got me. This was a post from a woman I knew as a teenager, who is now a retired OB/GYN. Who knew she would be so good at knowing about Our Beast-- Depression.
Many people believe that a suicide attempt is a selfish act because the
person simply does not care about the people left behind. I can tell you
that when a person gets to that point, they truly believe that their
loved ones will be much better off with them gone.
This is mental illness, not selfishness.
TRUTH: Depression is a terrible disease and it is relentless. A lot of
us have been close to that edge, or dealt with family members in a
crisis, and some have lost friends and loved ones. Let's look out for each other and stop sweeping mental illness under the rug.
If you'd like to help, kindly copy and paste in your status (for at
least an hour) to give a moment of support to all those who have real
problems, health struggles, job issues, serious worries of any kind and
just need to know that someone cares.
We do care.
Please do it
for all of us, as nobody is immune. Hope to see this on the walls of all
my family and friends for moral support. I did it for a friend and you
can too. You have to copy and paste this one, no sharing.
people suffer from depression than heart disease, we know that heart
disease receives a great deal of attention, but somehow depression
remains locked in a closet, out of public view...just like, Depression.