Depression is a common problem when living with chronic pain. The struggle of daily living with pain can cause people to become helpless and give up on being happy, and rather just survive or become pessimistic. Talking to your doctor about therapy or medication for depression is an important step to living a happy, healthy life despite pain.
The possibility of someone taking his/her own life is real. Every year, people commit suicide when least expected. Unfortunately, denial allows the warning signs to go unnoticed and the facts to be buried six feet under. When someone does commit suicide, a community, family or circle of friends is forced to face the reality that certain…