This is the most personal professional pieces I've ever written; its also one of the most important. Please read.
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- Thank you for this intimate testimony...Jan 16, 2013
- Thank you, Christina, for being so frank and open. My son died by suicide on August 21, 2010. Afterwards we learned he was profoundly depressed. Like so many he hid it well from most of the people in his life. Much of what you wrote mirrors what I have learned about the stigma around mental illness and suicide has made me become an activist to eliminate that stigma. Not many parents can find the strength to speak out but I have and will continue to.
Oh and if you aren't sure there really is a stigma well just Google 'Stigma definitiion' The first thing that comes up is:
A mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person: "the stigma of mental disorder".Jan 17, 2013
- This is one of the best articles I have ever read. It pains me to note that many people go through intense bouts of depression. That is not good at all. It's very true that this is still a subject of ridicule and many people are completely insensitive about this. Everyone has to recognize that this is a disease much like any other that people have. In most cases there is no way to prevent or block it. It's not that people want to be depressed. They can't help being depressed. Again thank you for a very moving article!!Jan 17, 2013
- first of all, I'm so very sorry about your son. It's a terrible disease for those who suffer and for those that love those that suffer. Thank you for having the strength to speak out and continuing to tell your son's story.Jan 21, 2013
- You gave good advise, one might not know what is the problem !!
DEPRESSION STRICKS EVERY AGE !!Jan 25, 2013
- he was driven to depression by those that feared him and a free internetJan 26, 2013