Not so fun facts (According to the World Health Organization):
- More than 300 million people of all ages worldwide suffer from depression (and/or bipolar disorder).
- Depression can lead to suicide. More than 800,000 people worldwide take their own lives each year, and even more attempt to do so.
- In 2015 suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death amongst 15-29-year-olds globally.
- More than 21 million people worldwide suffer from schizophrenia.
A diagnosis, a label, or a tag does not define a person. The above facts are not intended to shame anyone but to bring to light something very important: You are NOT alone.
There are very effective treatments for mental health issues, but often times we don’t seek them because we give into the lie that no one will understand. There are trained professionals willing to help.
Below is a 24/7 hotline from Suicide Prevention Lifeline if you are in the states and need someone to talk to:
1 (800) 273-8255
Lastly, I leave you with this thought: Even when it seems like everyone around has abandoned you, God has promised to never leave you nor forsake you. He loves you with an everlasting love and cares about you.
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7