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Reaching Out When You Need Help

UPDATE: Sigh...another one. It's so sad to see that another's bitten the dust. There should be more awareness and help offered to people who have to deal with depression. It's a sickness that blinds the mind, infects the soul and cripples a person so completely that we need to get them help. For instance, a Buddy System. Team a depressed person up with someone chronically happy for no apparent reason should help. This update is due to news of Marie Osmond's son, Micheal, who decided to take his final leap off his apartment building in LA recently.

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Growing Pains used to be one of my favorite shows in the world and although I don't particularly remember Andrew Koenig very well from that show, to learn about his suicide still struck me dumb. And that is because I had a friend who committed suicide out of the friggin' blue (actually, I have had quite a number of friends who opted that way) and it continues to make me ask 'why?' till this very day.

But I no longer want to find an answer. But it was probably emotional pain = depression. This is one of the better guesses. The others include stuff like pontianak, being possessed...etc.:-)

Anyway, I just want everyone to know that no one is an island. There is always help and all we need to do is to drop our ego and reach out. People will help us through tough times. This is when family and friends come in...they are so willing to help!

Suicide is a very selfish thing to choose, so, is not an option.

My friends and I used to think to ourselves, 'He must have been friggin' brave to just leap off the building like that'. But now that I think about it, it is not bravery. It is actually a weakness and the inability to stop and say 'Hey, I need help. Can you help me?'

I hate to say things like this about dead people but I hope it sends a message out to those who face depression and kinda wanna live on and brave the storm.

RIP Andrew Koenig.


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