In the most extreme of cases, the low moods and negative thoughts that are associated with depression can lead a depressed individual to consider or even commit suicide. While people in these situations believe taking their lives will end their pain, suffering is actually continued in the sadness and pain of the friends and family who loved them. It is important to know that feeling better is possible and reaching out for help or talking with someone about suicidal thoughts is the best plan of action.
This post is about suicide. Perhaps you are as uncomfortable reading about it as I am writing about it. I can’t help but think that I have been in a wrestling match with my life on the line for as long as I can remember, and that one day I am simply going to stop fighting back. I had one of those really bad wrestling matches two…