Sadness is a emotion, it is normal for a human being to feel sad every once in a while, but not all the time.
121 million people worldwide suffer from depression. (World Health Organization)
Depression often co-occurs with anxiety disorders and substance abuse, with 30% of teens with depression also developing a substance abuse problem. (NIMH)
As true as the numbers, I had gone through depression, way back. Self medicated myself with copious amounts of alcohol, I’m not proud of that, as its pathetic. Drinking a few drinks is OK, but drinking to get wasted just so one could forget your problems, that would still be there when your sober, is pathetic, and sad, and most of all, unhealthy.
I was going through a lot of unpleasant events, caused me to have hypersomnia, having a hard time concentrating due to over-thinking my problems, having no self-worth, it just was sickening.
Tho I don’t show it, I divert it instead, I let my frustrations out on music, joined a band and was a vocalist for sometime and I scream, yea, scream and growl my hate, towards people and myself. I had no sense of direction and responsibility, there was even a time that I didn’t have a god, I questioned my religion. I was that messed up.
2/3 of these suffering from depression never seek treatment.
All We Know Is Falling, a huge Paramore fan that I am, waaaaaay back, saw this photo (on the right), of Hayley wearing a TWLOHA shirt, and that’s how I came to know about the LOVE MOVEMENT.
From then on, I recognized the fact that I’m depressed, and that I need help, and I want to get better. I then told my parents what I felt, then they made me see a psychologist.
Faith, Love, Family, Music, mood stabilizers and TWLOHA helped me on my tough years. Was surprised that I made it through, I couldn’t even remember how many times I was that close in giving everything up.
In the last 45 years, suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 (males and females). Suicide attempts are twenty times more frequent than completed suicides.
Although suicide rates have traditionally been highest amongst elderly males, rates among young people have been increasing to such an extent that they are now the group at highest risk in a third o all countries.
I know, we all knew someone who we’rent able to hold on. Its all so sad and sudden. And there’s something we could do about it. We could reduce the numbers, by simply being there for anyone who’s in need, listen, offer a shoulder to cry on and an honest yet helpful voice.
Kyrie Kouture, being a fashion and lifestyle blog dedicated to self-love, self-acceptance, and self-expression, is spreading love and hope to the web, to help stop self-deprecation by sharing what I have been through and how I got through with it and maybe, just maybe, I could make an impact to someones life, you can too… Join us. 🙂