In the wake of two celebrity suicides I feel l should say this... I’m suicidal. (I have suicidal ideation). I have more then once debated suicide.
Luckily I don’t have a “happy go lucky” brand to worry about, or several shows to deal with... also I luckily have great health care that affords me the chance to medically deal with my depression and anxiety.
I also have a wonderfully amazing husband and sister who know everything and I feel comfortable reaching out too. I’ve also made an amazingly understanding friend here in Kodiak who has helped me.
But that doesn’t always make it easy to deal with depression.
I just wanted all of you to know this about me, that depression and suicidal people aren’t far away from you... you know them.
There are others of your friends who are depressed etc who you may not realize. Because there is a stigma.
And I’m not sure what I can tell you to do to help other then be there... post your memes and happy times to share joy, post your vents and shitty days to show life sucks for you also sometimes.
There are so many people battling with depression, anxiety, PTSD and so much more then you realize.
Don’t get mad or take it personal if someone backs out of plans, but do check in on them. Don’t push someone to do something they don’t want to just because you do, but do encourage then when they want to try new things.
More then anything just day to day let people know you are their friend.
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