Depression—A Battle Too Big to Fight Alone

Fake it – ACT like you maybe actually care a little bit – it can save a person’s LIFE.
(Or, you can just keep going through life being your usual cold-hearted, uncaring self, unwilling to even give one lousy dollar to help save another person from homelessness and despair.)

Seth Adam Smith

"Lost and Found" by Greg Olsen “Lost and Found” by Greg Olsen

A few months ago, my brother and I were invited to be interviewed for a video about suicide prevention. The video was published last night with this text in the video description:

There is no easy solution for helping someone who has thoughts about ending their life. But there are some things we can do to reach out to them.

The most common sources of pain for someone having suicidal thoughts are feeling disconnected from other people, feeling like they’re a burden to others or that people would be better off without them. Coupled with the hopeless thoughts that things aren’t going to change, suicidal thoughts become risky.

For some, like Seth Adam Smith, the right words spoken by another can change a life. Seth’s depression caused him to attempt suicide. He was miraculously saved, and when he awoke, his older brother’s words changed…

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