Again, I say……………It’s time for us to do something!
This time it is a well-known, beloved comedian and actor. Another family left in the wake, dealing with grief and asking why?
A nation in mourning! Every news station has covered his death; social media is blown up with his pictures, quotes and movie clips. All of us join his family in their grief and ask why?
Isn’t it time? Time for you, me, all of us to do something.
It’s time for us to recognize the serious of mental illnesses and disorders.
It’s time for us to move quickly and remove the stigma associated with these disorders. Helping enable those suffering in silence to get the treatment and help they need.
It’s time for us to ask the hard questions and seek the right answers. If you or someone you love is dealing with depression, don’t be afraid to seek help.
There are organizations which can help you and/or your loved one. Are you thinking of harming yourself or others? If so, seek help NOW. Give yourself permission to call the National Suicide Prevention LifeLine (1-800-273-8255).
Other national and international groups such as To Write Love on Her Arms, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Freedom from Fear provide lists of resources and ways to find help for depression.
There are local mental health offices in most communities and cities across the nation. Check your local phone listing or google mental health in your county. Seek out a support group. These groups can provide practical suggestions and emotional support for individuals and families dealing with depression and other mental disorders.
For you and your loved one, it’s time for you to DO SOMETHING!
For us, as a nation, mourning the loss of another individual to a mental disorder, it’s time for us to DO SOMETHING!