This is not a picture of me and my friends today-this is a picture of me and a close-knit group of girlfriends back in another day and age -circa 2002.
The world we live in nowadays, is drastically different for the harm of humans.
We are emotionally disconnected from each other, and therefore, from ourselves.
Our predicament is the consistent, rolling trauma of living in a world disconnected from love. We are not just depressed about specific incidents, and we are not just depressed as individuals. We are depressed collectively.
This collective depression is so huge, so all-pervasive that few even recognize how strange it is. Yet, globally close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, which is about one person every 40 seconds, according to the World Health Organisation.
Nearly 45,000 lives were lost to suicide in 2016 alone and more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition.
I almost became part of this growing, tragic epidemic because my friends dispersed when they saw and heard that at 34, I became mentally ill with Clinical Depression.
There is no sugar coating it. These are the facts. This is my truth.
I ask every human to stop letting your time be eaten away and disconnecting you by only showing up to give a Facebook reaction.
I have to believe that FB was not created to replace showing up in person for your sick friend even when their illness is not physical and you cannot see it with your eyes -But Only Because You Are Not Really Looking, You Are Not Really Listening, You Are Not Connecting In Person And Seeing Your Own Friend That Lost Their Career, Lost Their Chance To Have Kids, Lost Their Financial Independence-Because They Have Really Been Seriously Sick And Physically Disabled From Their Mental Illness.
But it’s never too late❣️ My question is, now that all of this has been explained and broken down for you- What Are You As A Fellow Human Going To Do About It???????????
Get off FB And Call Your Friend That Needs You, Don’t Fix Them, Listen, Get Them To Laugh And Feel Something Good. Remind Them Of Who You Know They Are Outside Of Their Mental Illness. Take A Hand, Give A Hug. Anything. Now.