Depression is much more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days.
Most people misunderstand the definition of depression and confuse themselves, thinking it simply means being very sad. Others think it’s not a health condition and dismiss it as a trivial issue.
They are all wrong.
National Suicide Prevention Month is observed throughout September and social media platforms were flooded with a new hashtag—#faceofdepression —followed by powerful survival stories.
#faceofdepression brings awareness to the fact that depression is a serious issue and can affect anybody. The reality is every day thousands of people are suffering from mental health issues and hiding it deep inside. They look just like any normal person you’d pass on the streets.
One of the most touching contributions to the #faceofdepression campaign was a video shared by Talinda Bentley, widow of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, showing him laughing and smiling just 36 hours before his tragic suicide.
Do you know what a depressed person looks like? Do you know what goes through a person’s mind before attempting suicide?
We here at FeedFond believe it’s an important issue, one that we simply can’t ignore. See the real-life stories and understand what depression is!
Don’t ignore it. Don’t take it as you see it. Ask questions, before it’s too late. You will be saving a precious life.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 if you or someone you know needs urgent help. Call 1-800-273-8255 or go to their official website to chat with a live counselor.
If you or anyone you love is suffering from depression, then seek help immediately. Please take this seriously!