I hope Will’s family will one day know the answer about what happened to him. We will keep you up to date. Karen, Editor
After reading ‘Missing’ (January 16), the story of Will, a 28-year-old young man who went missing from a boat in 2010, I kept thinking about what his family must be going through.
Even after four years of searching, there is no closure for them as there’s no information on his whereabouts. They don’t know whether they should accept that he is most likely dead and move on, or continue to hope for a miracle where one day he walks into their lives like in the movies.
This state of limbo must be quite painful as it does not allow them to heal. I hope they find an answer soon and are able to move on.
Ioften feel that mental health problems such as depression are due to the isolated lives that we lead and, of course, technology. In our single-minded pursuit of material success (‘Making a swing and dance about depression’, January 16), we not only tend to take our relationships for granted but begin to believe that by posting comments and pictures on various social networking sites we are doing our bit to ‘stay in touch’, not realising that we are in fact growing further apart from those who matter to us.
So when I read the article, I realised the relevance of honest, open communication. Quite often that is all we need to clear the cobwebs in our heads and find a way out from the dark tunnel of morbid thoughts.
Depression is a serious mental health disorder. However, it can be prevented and controlled with resolute determination, steely willpower, optimism and making some changes in one’s lifestyle.
No matter your age, the real test in overcoming depression is implementing the changes in an appropriate manner. Along with diet, exercise, sleep, and working on important relationships, one should try to do good for others as I believe there is a certain sense of fulfilment in the act of giving and caring. It gives purpose to our lives, inspires and motivates positively, and so helps to keep depression at bay.
The article was very thoughtprovoking and Friday is truly a class apart.
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