Mental Health Crisis / by Justin Nordine

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Depression is real. And it’s ugly. I’m not here to post a pity party story. But rather a cry to support others that suffer. It may not make sense. You may not understand why they feel this way or even know what to say. Just say you are there for them and check in. I’ve had many reach out to support me since my depression took a dive.  Suicidal thoughts are real. Suicidal plans are real. Suicidal attempts are real. It’s not about attention. It’s not selfish. It’s a debilitating disease that takes its toll and all sense of reality away.  And you don’t want to suffer anymore  

There is hope. Being proactive. Support and willing to be vulnerable even when you feel ashamed. We are facing a serious mental health crisis and I believe at lot of it has to do with social media and the influx of information and how we process it.  

Be open. Be transparent. Be real. I suffer deeply but my hope is to beat this and if you are reading this and question things, you are loved. By many...

 

much love.  

suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255

 http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/