Some days the sun doesn’t come out, either in real life or metaphorically speaking. Everything feels sort of grey…
Same view, different day.
Sometimes life is full, the tide is high…
And other times the tide is low, and it may feel like everything is slipping away.
But it’s not. Trust me on this, it’s not. I’ve battled depression, more than once. I’ve talked to a psychologist, who helped me find my balance again. I’ve found what works for me long-term and I am happy now that I asked for help and put in the work to get better.
If you feel like you’re sinking, please reach out. There is help for you, and you are so worth the effort. There is only one you in this whole wide world. Please stay.
USA: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Live somewhere else? Check this wikipedia page.
25 million Americans suffer from depression each year.
- More Americans suffer from depression than coronary heart disease, cancer, and HIV/AIDS.
- Depression is among the most treatable of psychiatric illnesses. Between 80 percent and 90 percent of people with depression respond positively to treatment, and almost all patients gain some relief from their symptoms. But first, depression has to be recognized.
(Statistics from the CDC Understanding Suicide fact sheet)