- Posted August 12, 2014 by
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Robin Williams Battling Depression
He will be greatly missed. The world lost a wonderful soul yesterday. We are mourning the loss of Robin Williams. He was amazing and touched all of our hearts. I am deeply saddened by his loss. My heart goes out to his family and friends, who knew him best.
Depression is a hard thing, in which, to cope. It doesn't matter how well off you are, how many friends you have or whether or not you are loved. It is a disease that does not discriminate. When it happens, it comes on you ten-fold. You feel it with every fiber of your being. It engulfs you.
Your mind tells you suicide isn't the right option, but sometimes the depression is so strong that that is the one thing that takes over your mind. You start thinking that suicide is the only option. That the pain will finally go away once you have made the choice to end your life.
The last thing anyone wants to do is reach out to someone to save their life knowing the person is going to try to talk them out of it. I am not saying suicide prevention lines aren't useful. I am almost positive that they are quite useful for some people. I, myself, have talked people out of suicide working with people with Developmental Disabilites. I never could have been effective if I didn't know the circumstances and the family personally. I guess the key is to relate to the person and the issues that are presented to you.
Honestly, does it really go away? Who can answer that question? I have learned that life has its ups and downs. You just have to roll with the punches and get back up to live the next day. If you focus on one day at a time, life is so much easier to deal with. You don't get so overwhelmed by meeting all the pressures life throws at you.
I am suffering with Bi-Polar disorder, anxiety and depression.
The last thing anyone wants to do is reach out to someone to save their life knowing the person is going to try to talk them out of it. I am not saying suicide prevention lines aren't useful. I am almost positive that they are quite useful for some people.
My point is people who see no way out, but suicide are the ones that are not going to be saved by someone talking to them. It doesn't matter how much someone loves you. I am learning you can't save anyone. They themselves have to make a conscious decision to save themselves.