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20 Stories Of Depression And Suicide And Living Our Lives
The tragic loss of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain this week has been a painful reminder of the fact that even people who are successful and seem to have an endlessly enviable life could be at risk of suicide. Ryan Reynolds recently revealed that his upbeat, comic persona is a self-defense mechanism for some very serious anxiety issues. James Marsden talked about the importance of not bottling up your feelings. The point is that everyone, no matter how bright and shiny their lives may look on the outside, struggles with these issues. On Reddit , which actually offers a lot of support for people suffering from depression , users shared their favorite video of Bourdain , one that really captured his generosity, humor, wit, and ability to see the beauty in ordinary things. A suicide prevention megathread developed , inviting people who have been on the brink of suicide to share what made them change their minds.
The loss of a friend, due to medical misdiagnosis and a family trauma at the same time, triggered my depression. For over six weeks, I was in a state of complete sadness, moodiness and loss of pleasure in my favourite hobbies. The images of their death became a constant scene in my head. My depression went undiagnosed for a very long time. I say undiagnosed, but I mean unrecognised.
Every year , more than 45, people die by suicide in America. If that number sounds striking, consider this: For every suicide death, there are 25 suicide attempts. While suicide attempt survivors are at a greater risk of suicide than the rest of the population, research shows that most do, in fact, survive. She was living out of her car with two young children, struggling to find steady work in Nashville, Tennessee. Nettles attempted to overdose, but her 7-year-old daughter found her and called She woke up in a hospital and spent a week at an inpatient psychiatric unit. Nettles attempted suicide twice more that same year, each time landing in the hospital.
Remember, you're not alone and you deserve to be here. I've been dealing with major depression my entire adult life. In high school I fought my parents to let me see a therapist, and when I finally saw one before my senior year of high school, I was diagnosed with major depression, OCD, and social anxiety disorder. Senior year was tough — I made excuses to friends as to why I was busy every Tuesday afternoon because I was embarrassed to say I was in therapy. I confided in a few close friends who were supportive, but frankly I was relieved to leave my hometown for a college in a different part of the country.
There's been a lot of talk about suicide in my feed recently, largely due to the fact that several friends of mine to whom I'm very close have suffered a personal tragedy of that sort in the recent past. I was not a part of this tragedy, I did not know the person who ended their life and I was not a part of that experience. But I have known someone who committed suicide at an earlier point in my life and I can empathize with what they're going through. I don't know if this is a good idea. It's not yours, it's not the victim's, it's no one's fault. The only one - the only thing to blame rather - is perhaps how our society has chosen to treat mental illness with stigma and psychiatric counseling as a character deficit.