Sometimes, in the throes of depression we can lose our interest in life. We forget that we are needed, wanted and vital in this world. We forget what we were once passionate about. We may even forget the many reasons we have to stay alive.
The sun is always there although sometimes obscured by the clouds. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. (Blah blah blah. Those sound like old cliche’s, I know. However, they are true.) Often, a good way to reconnect is to think in terms of simplicity.
When I find myself sinking to the lowest depths I try remember the simple things that I am passionate about.
Animals. (Cats do not believe in depression. Have you noticed?)
Nature. (Flowers follow the sun.)
Books. (Always a potential happy ending. And if not, I am reminded that things could be a lot worse.)
September 2016 is suicide prevention awareness month.
Please don’t kill yourself today.