posted by [identity profile] sgamadison.livejournal.com at 08:44pm on 28/11/2011
I can honestly say that though I have been depressed in my lifetime, it has never reached this level, so I cannot completely comprehend what it is like to live with something like this.

I have lived with people who have experienced it, however, and it truly frightens me to watch what they go through and to feel helpless to say or do the right thing. I've watched as friends dealt with the aftermath of suicide in their families, and I've worried about not being supportive enough or doing enough for the people I know who are suffering.

I saw this today and thought of you (and others dear to me that are struggling right now)

In which a professional athlete talks about his struggle with depression: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/ecoqm1

And I have to ask--is this guy right? Because at what point do you do more than merely 'be supportive'? At what point do you intervene and say, please, please get help (as I have wanted to do with one person recently) or say, "I don't think you've noticed, but you're in a really dark place right now--has something changed?" Because that too, has happened in my observation recently.

I've got people I care about too much to lose to this. :-(

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