Of course I noticed this long ago, but it really did not HIT me until recently.
So many people out there is battling depression and get so much hate because of it.
People are sharing thoughts about their depression on all kinds of different forums, here on da, instagram, ifunny, tumblr and other places, because they just want someone to listen. And people hate on them, making fun of them and actually driving these lonely people towards a bitter end.
I am battling depression myself but it is at the moment under control, sort of, and while I am not feeling great I at lest feel decent.
I am 25+ years old and I have been more or less depressed since seventh grade, much because I was bullied every day since preschool up to my last year in high school. I had to grow up fast, my family was poor and I had to take care of my brothers because my mother and father worked A LOT.
I know that now there are a lot of young kids, KIDS, even younger than I was when I first considered taking my own life, that are considering to end it all.
Because they are bullied, the school demands to much, they been through hell for whatever reason, abused by their parents or someone close, been raped, seen war...
Or simply, even if it is not simple at all, feel alone. They have everything they need and more, except someone to truly talk to. Parents always working but not taking time to actually be with their kids, scolding them for something that seem minor in parents eyes but is a HUGE deal for a kid, and thus breaking children's confidence. And if they are at least something like me, feeling GUILTY about being depressed because they have no "real" reason to feel that way. But guess what...
FUCK THE REASON
You are sad, deeply and profoundly sad and it is ok. You don't need to have been through war or whatever, every single person is different and we react to things and events differently.
I am not saying, go ahead and embrace your depression, of course you should fight it!
What I am saying is this, to quote Master Gibbs in Pirates of the Caribbean, The curse of the Black Pearl.
"Reason's got nothing to do with it."
What matter is that you fight, with whatever means you've got. And by the light, find at least one person to talk to, anyone, even if it is your dog or a poster on your wall of a favourite fictional character.
Oh dear me... sorry for a long rage post, I am bit angry at the world today. I am so, so sorry.
To anyone that is need of it, have a hug, choose whichever one you need or like from down below.