Deaths and Depression

It is actually funny to see people react to a celebrity committing suicide.  Everybody is suddenly aware and cares about this issue.

Now, consider me a sadist or anything but that’s not the point I am trying to make here.  It is perfectly okay to sympathize with the death of a star or some one else but what’s more important is that you need to really really see that depression is a serious issue.

I am sad that Chester Bennington, lead singer of the band called Linkin Park committed suicide the other day. The saddest part was that he was depressed and after reading a couple of posts that surfaced online, I once again realized how bad depression is.

Mental health issues are on the rise and with that what we need is more awareness. We need people to be aware of this and how hard it is to live with depression. It is normal for people to become suicidal and get themselves into one corner. That’s what they do when everything goes bleak and you can’t seem to trust yourself.

I cannot define depression for you but it is something that is very very bad. Now stop being an asshole (if you are being one) or insensitive to people around you.  Treat people with respect and try to understand their point of views.

You might not understand depression but what you can do is be good to others and you’ll end up helping many.

We lost one star today but we lose so many each day to depression. Perfectly healthy and happy people are now becoming depressed, people in their early 20s are affected, lives are becoming meaningless, conversations are going away and there is an insane pressure to live up to certain expectations.

If you are depressed, talk to your parents or to your close friends and it might be challenging for them to understand this but seek help.

If you know someone who’s depressed then be nice to them and keep a positive attitude.

I hope this post makes a difference out there in the world. Do not lose the hope. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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21 thoughts on “Deaths and Depression

  1. I completely agree with you. Why we consider depression a taboo? Why not talk about something that is ruining our lives?
    I don’t remember who’s quote is this but someone said very right that if death would be the criteria to enter in heaven then the heaven would be full of writers. Since, they are the most sensitive and depressed souls.

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  2. I, sometimes, wish may the parents have keep their children close to them. In our Muslim society, we live whole life together but stay apart from hearts. Parents feel uncomfortable to talk about this taboo and children feel scared to express their feelings with them.

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    • No offence but this is one of the many things that plague Muslims around the world, specially India. We are not open and there is a big communication gap out there.

      I agree with all you said and there is an urgent need to be open about certain things. Depression is a serious topic which needs to be talked about. 🙂

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