School and work are finally starting to slow down enough to let me breathe. Thanks to all of y’all who have said prayers and wished me luck. They’re all appreciated. I told y’all that I’ve had some things that I’ve wanted to write about, but I haven’t had time. Here’s the first one:
I wrote a post on September 10th about Suicide Awareness Day. The statistics were staggering to me at the time, but hit even harder now. At the time, I had never personally known anyone who had committed suicide. Now I can say that I have.
Depression is a very real disease that affects a lot of people’s lives. If you think you may have depression, talk to your doctor. Talk to a friend or family member. Talk to anyone.
Be the person available for someone to confide in. Listen to people. Be kind. Don’t put down people’s dreams. Everyone is going through something, and sometimes we don’t know how bad that something is. Make sure you’re building others up and not tearing them down.