Hope is a fragile thing. All too often it can be lost in the crush of modern life. And it can be difficult to find again, especially when mental health deteriorates. Thinking can become distorted, and undeserved stigma may keep issues like depression, anxiety, and mood disorders hidden from even those who are closest, from people who would do anything in the world to help their loved ones if only they could.
Though mental illness is not the only path to suicide, it is the most common. Yet, most people who struggle with these problems do not end their lives. Many find help and ways to lead productive lives. For others, the battle to survive is too difficult. Sometimes the confusion that surrounds mental illness keeps people from knowing that anything is wrong. Sometimes treatment resistant depression falls like a veil over those who fight valiantly against it, no matter what they do. The human brain, after all, is susceptible to failure just as other organs are.
There is hope. There is help. If you or your loved one is suffering because of mental illness or mood disorders, addictions or other issues, don't give up. Do your own research; seek help wherever you can. Check my Resources page to get started. I hope the information there can help you.
Way for Hope
Losing someone you love is difficult, but it can mean a lot to hear from others traveling similar paths.
Links of Value:
Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Word of God
"My Story" Big Daddy Weave
"Hope in Front of Me"
The Joy FM
Traumatic loss or preexisting conditions can worsen mental health. Use this info graphic to find help.
"Take Charge of Your Mental Health" - a free download from www.nami.org: