Thankfully, I’ve never been that low personally, but I’ve been with several loved ones who have been suicidal. It’s not a subject anyone is comfortable talking about, which is why Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is so important.
It’s been a very challenging couple of years with stress (health, work, financial, relationships, political, etc.) that can be relentless. Depression can be crushing and is as contagious as COVID yet there is no vaccine for depression. Lack of human contact and social distancing have fostered feelings of loneliness and isolation. You’re not alone. Help is available.
If you’re struggling, reach out to a friend, family member, teammate, coworker, medical professional, NAMI or me. You matter. You are important. You are loved. And you’re never alone.