It is actually funny to see people react to a celebrity committing suicide. Everybody is suddenly aware and cares about this issue.
Now, consider me a sadist or anything but that’s not the point I am trying to make here. It is perfectly okay to sympathize with the death of a star or some one else but what’s more important is that you need to really really see that depression is a serious issue.
I am sad that Chester Bennington, lead singer of the band called Linkin Park committed suicide the other day. The saddest part was that he was depressed and after reading a couple of posts that surfaced online, I once again realized how bad depression is.
Mental health issues are on the rise and with that what we need is more awareness. We need people to be aware of this and how hard it is to live with depression. It is normal for people to become suicidal and get themselves into one corner. That’s what they do when everything goes bleak and you can’t seem to trust yourself.
I cannot define depression for you but it is something that is very very bad. Now stop being an asshole (if you are being one) or insensitive to people around you. Treat people with respect and try to understand their point of views.
You might not understand depression but what you can do is be good to others and you’ll end up helping many.
We lost one star today but we lose so many each day to depression. Perfectly healthy and happy people are now becoming depressed, people in their early 20s are affected, lives are becoming meaningless, conversations are going away and there is an insane pressure to live up to certain expectations.
If you are depressed, talk to your parents or to your close friends and it might be challenging for them to understand this but seek help.
If you know someone who’s depressed then be nice to them and keep a positive attitude.
I hope this post makes a difference out there in the world. Do not lose the hope. 🙂