Stop Suffering In Silence
Greetings Now Public, It's been awhile. Writers block is beginning to fade and I was moved to write by some sad, but common news of late.
Today I found myself weeping for the tragic loss of someone I never met. A group of cyclist friends of mine were all totally stunned when one of their riders took his own life recently. This story hits close to home because I shared so much in common with this person. News like this is shocking and increasing amongst young people everywhere.
It seems that in these tumultuous times more and more of our brothers and sisters are suffering in silence. Whether the despair comes from the long-lasting scars of life, (like hazing/bullying, war/PTSD) from crisis of identity, or whether stricken with the disease of depression, far too many young people are giving up on life and ending it all.
Having felt extreme highs and lower 'lows' in life (hello GenX) I totally understand those feelings. But I also understand that no matter what hand we are dealt in life, there is always a better solution than giving up.
The worst day of your life is still better than no life at all. Whatever your calling or purpose in life, we were not put here to quit. Finishing the 'game,' so to speak, is our most important calling as human beings. If you still have air in your lungs then you have all you need to start changing things for the better and to seek help!
Do not suffer in silence. There are enough things in this world that could potentially kill us. Speak up! Depression and anxiety are real, do not become another statistic.
DO get help, find health, and get your life back!
It's Never Too Late