LET US BE AWARE OF DEPRESSION AND TEACH OTHERS.
We often mistake the word depression for attention as people and forget to check on our loved ones because we think they are strong. We only argue and try connecting the dots when the connection between us is no more, we try to find excuses for what happens and blame ourselves what might have not occurred. The first attempt and failure of suicide is not an eye opener, but judgement from everyone around us because they are trying to find excuses as to why they were not there when you needed them the most and why they could not see that you are depressed all along. What is this depression we are talking about? Psychiatrist describes its future, but for those who have experienced it, they can say it is the failure to find inner peace With yourself and for those who know about it, they say it is the same thing that made the 8-year old hang himself and the very same sickness that made a 25year old drink herself pills to sleep forever, while some may say it is a demon that battles with God’s people and there are others who say it is for people who seek attention. We may all define it differently, but the truth of the matter is; that depression is there and we cannot control nor choose, it chooses who and when. It is hard for us to check on our strongest friends in most cases because they are the ones we run to when we have problems, but we never give them a chance to tell us their problems, they battle with their problems on their own, we see them as strong people who know how to mind their own business, but to be honest; how is that possible because we all need that one person who can listen and
at leastsympathizee with us and also give us guidance to this business In the Zulu nation, there is a say that says “umuntu ngumuntu ngabsntu”, meaning we all need each other for us to survive, but we never really bother to ask that one friend what is wrong, we turn to do so when it is already too late and we beat ourselves up over it in most cases because we feel that we failed them. More than 2500 a year are reported dead in South Africa almost every year not murdered, but because of suicide and about 550 people who attempt to commit suicide in a year alone, but we still fail to understand depression. It. Yes, sometimes it is hard to talk about some topics, but it is better to ask than to live with the guilt of not asking your whole life, so do check on your strong friend, it may help in the long run. A simple call and a meet over, a glass of juice can change a lot than a simple text.