Everyone of us have our "thoughts" on this issue but rarely discusses it openly with others... This is never an easy conversation to have with others and a very uncomfortable one at. But it is important to to face it head on for your well being and others to.
I am asking you to take a few minutes to check on someone who you know has a really hard time navigating through the holiday season. The reasons do not matter what may set them into a depressed state. What does matter is that you both know you took the time to acknowlede their pain.
This in turn might just be all the inspiration they need to keep working through it in hopes that they find answers, their truth, no matter what that might be.
We also have to realize that even given them our love an support may not be enough to pull them out of "their living hell" and that we may have to face that day and how we need to be able to come to peace with their decision.
When I have talked to people and friends that have never been that depressed...they have that deer in the headlight look like "what" " no I don't understand". then I have to say Thank God they don't.
Here in Fulton/Rockport we have a local author Mark Anthony Waters who I met last year at a beach Clean-up in our community.
After watching a family member go thorugh this hell on earch, he felt compelled to share the story in hopes that it may help shed a better understanding for others.
I know blogging has become a good form of therapy for me. I am hopefull for Mark that writting this book was a productive way to work though his own grief while wanting to help others. I was also honored to be able to proof and read prior to going to the editor as I could feel the raw emotions that he was going through.
I would encourge if you decide to read a book on this subject that this book may be one of the best you could read since it delves into some of the darker sides of how the heart and brain try to cope when the world seems to be upside down and out of control.
Suicide by Death.