Today, Sept 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.
I have been so very blessed not to have been depressed enough to ever consider it.
I've been blessed not to have anyone close to me try to, or commit suicide.
But people close to me have had people close to them commit suicide. And the effects. wow.
In the side bar "becca reads" the author of the blog RRSAHM's husband committed suicide, and although I've never even interacted with her, I've read her journey. I found her blog though The Bloggess, who tipped me off about todays day.
One thing The Bloggess says is "drepression lies!"
I'm not a doctor, or a psychologist or a psychoanalysis or trained in any sort of shrinking of heads.
But I do believe that these hard subjects need to be brought into the light.
There is no shame in feeling so low.
In feeling worthless.
Remember that your brain is playing tricks on you. And there are people who love you, even if you don't see them. People who want you around.
If you don't feel you can talk to a friend, there are many many help lines.
for all of Canada:
1 (416) 408 4357
The Bloggess wanted to talk about some of the positives that might get you through the day. here are a few of mine that help me get out of bed when I really don't want to, some might seem silly, but really
if it helps it helps.
Today my joys are:
waking up next to J.
layering my skirts and making them swoosh
knowing that all I have to do is pick up the phone and my mom and sister are there.
brand new tiny tart macintosh apples. they are the highlight of my year...really.
what are the things that help you though tough times, silly, serious, sappy or what ever does it, what it is for you??