Friday, March 30, 2007

Tragedy

We found out on Wednesday that our brother-in-law committted suicide Tuesday night. Although we hadn't seen him for quite a while ( he and his wife were estranged) it was quite a shock and very sad. We can only hope he is in a much happier place now.
Depression can be debilitating. It can consume you. I have suffered from depression in the past and sought help. There is no shame in seeking proffessional help for any illness INCLUDING depression. If anyone reading this has ever felt suicidal, is sufferring from depression or anxiety disorder (as I am) PLEASE seek help. PLEASE talk to someone. You are definitely not alone.

5 comments:

Thanh said...

*hugs* Such a tragedy. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Alex said...

Oh how absolutely awful, thinking of you all, I do know how this must feel, well the depression side of things as my husband has suffered for over 5 years with this awful thing and it can really tear a family apart - hugs to you all xx

Barb said...

Oh no... so sad to hear your news. Sorry for your loss, Michelle. You are so right. Depression is a serious illness, and there really is no shame in getting help for it, just like you would if you had a physical ailment. :(

Barbara said...

sorry to hear of your loss. You are so right about depression. It's nothing to be ashamed of but it needs to be treated.

Nathalie (famille1999) said...

This is aweful! I'm sorry to hear this. No one should be driven to do such drastic things. Let this be another sad reminder that depression shouldn't be taken lightly. :(