text: Jitka Čechová
- Vdova po zpěvákovi z Linkin Park Chesteru Benningtonovi Talinda vyzvala uživatele sociálních sítí, kteří trpí depresí, aby sdíleli své fotky pod hashtagem #FaceOfDepression.
Akce chce upozornit na to, že i ti, kteří nám připadají pozitivní a v pohodě, mohou trpět depresí. Drtivá většina fotek, které pod tímto hashtagem najdete, jsou snímky veselých tváří.
„Jestli vás někdo požádá o pomoc, protože bojuje s depresí, nehodnoťte, zda na to mají nárok. Depresí může trpět i ten sympatický kolegy, co se často směje nebo holka, která má milión kamarádů,“ napsala jedna z účastnic této akce.
Připomínáme, že frontman kapely Linkin Park Chester Bennington spáchal letos v červenci sebevraždu. Jeho manželka zveřejnila video, kde si 36 hodin před svou smrtí, hraje s dětmi a vypadá velmi šťastně.
Svou aktivitou chce širokou veřejnost upozornit na to, že deprese nemá „tvář ani náladu“.
#faceofdepression #sherrecovery SEPTEMBER IS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH, AND ALSO NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH. I read this article about suicide and I noticed that it’s true that most people don’t know if someone else is suicidal. I’ve had friends who attempted suicide and they mostly look really happy and outgoing on the outside. They always seemed to be someone who makes everyone laugh. Someone who doesn’t look depressed at all. I was doubted by people, been called fake when I talk about my depression. People don’t trust me. They say it’s impossible, you don’t look depressed. Does depression really have a face? The answer is no. I could wake up feeling really suicidal and still able to bring a smile to my customers or my co workers. . . Is there any trigger to having a suicidal thought? Some people really don’t have one. They just couldn’t find meaning in life. Some were caused by trauma. There are many more. . . It is important for us to pay more attention and show more love towards people around us. Judge less and be more caring. Always ask how are you. Do you need a hug? I’m glad that the people around my work place always ask me. And never judge me when I cry. Or even tell me that they cry too every single day and it’s ok. And even tell me about their depression story. It has been extremely hard for me to make friends especially within a conservative Asian culture. People always think that I’m fake because my emotions are very extreme. I could be really happy over very little things and could be really really sad over very small things too. But I’ve practiced and learned how to have a strong heart and no doubt that I still cry, I still feel sad and depressed. But I’m able to really think about the people who love me to be the strength for me to keep living in this world. . . Don’t give up. Please. If you find that your life is meaningless, if you can’t find a reason to live, I wanna tell you that I love you. And I’ll always be there for you. Let’s spread more love. . . Don’t be afraid to seek help. I went to a Malaysian government hospital UMMC for my depression. Don’t be afraid to do the same. This post is inspired by @selfloveclubb
Y’know, I get told sometimes to not talk about my mental health on social media, and I get nervous to post about it. But listen up, it’s #suicideawarenessmonth and I think this fear of being vulnerable and honest is what keeps the stigma alive. Kill the stigma, not yourself. The pic on the left of me pretending to be fabulous was taken just 2 days before I was hospitalized for suicidal ideation. And the one on the right was taken a couple weeks ago. In both pictures, I am suicidal. But what’s changed since taking the pic on the left (besides my hair color and my selfie skills) is that I’ve been learning to open up about it and process my emotions, rather than shoving them away. I am so fortunate that I have fam and friends who love me and who have given me the courage to keep going. Thank you for being the lights in the dark for me. Thank you for helping me cross the street when I wanted to leap in front of a taxi. Thank you for keeping me away from windows on high floors. Thank you for loving me when I didn’t know how to love myself or others. Thank you for being there. Losing a friend to suicide is one of the worst pains I’ve ever known. I miss @bethany_galdes every day, and I would greatly appreciate it if my friends would check out the @bethanyannegaldesfoundation to help #endthestigma Thank you for the love and life you all give to me. Because of your love and support, I am chasing my dreams in one of the greatest cities in the world. You are appreciated. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #endthestigmaofmentalillness #suicideawareness #growth #love #loveyourself #faceofdepression #timetotalk #youarenotyourillness #thankyou #dream #inspire #growth #newyork #depression #bipolardisorder #bpd #andsoikeptliving