As a culture, we openly discuss cancer, heart disease, infertility, and a plethora of other conditions that may plague us. Yet, most of us are hesitant to discuss depression. Despite the many advances of our society, there is still a stigma attached to mental illness.
At some point in your life, you may know someone who is struggling. You may see red flags. Perhaps you will struggle with depression yourself, as many of us do at one time or another. Reach out! Do not ignore the warning signs or possible warning signs. Know that there are resources available 24/7 if you or someone you know are in crisis.
1800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offering free and confidential support)