September 6, 2011
It will get better
I didn’t know Trey personally, but like many of us who live online, our paths had crossed. I highly recommend you take a moment to read Bridgette Pilloud’s post about Trey and suicide.
Did you know that suicide in the United States is more than twice as common as homicide? It’s true. I was shocked to learn this.
It gets better
Grab a pen and some paper. Write down the positive things in your life. Your friends, your family, your hobbies, your work. Write down anything that makes you happy. Write down your accomplishments so far in your life. You’ve come a long way, haven’t you?
Depression isn’t something that is easily curable, but writing our daily, weekly or monthly affirmations is a good way to see that your life is better than you may think.
Don’t be ashamed to seek help if you need it. Call AFSP: 1-800-273-8255 if you need someone to talk to right now. Do it.
Know this. When we are in our worst times, things really do get better. All things improve with time. It will get better.
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